Serving and former US Navy SEALs are criticizing President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and using them and Special Forces members as ‘amunition’ for his campaign.
SEALs bashed the president to Britain’s MailOnline after Obama released a campaign ad called ‘One Chance.’
The ad features former President Bill Clinton praising Obama’s decision to order bin Laden killed. The White House is also marking the anniversary of bin Laden’s death Tuesday with a series of briefings and interviews designed to highlight Obama’s decision that day.
Montana State Rep. Ryan Zinke, a former Commander in the Navy who spent 23 years as a SEAL and led a SEAL Team 6 assault unit, told the Mail that “The decision was a no brainer. I applaud him for making it but I would not overly pat myself on the back for making the right call.
“I think every president would have done the same. He is justified in saying it was his decision but the preparation, the sacrifice – it was a broader team effort.’