Obama should put a stop to this type of pitch, and I say that as an Obama supporter. With all due respect to Vice-President Biden and Bill Clinton, writing President Obama into Profiles in Courage because he gave a green light to killing Osama Bin Laden just won't do, especially after he was known as "no-drama Obama" during the campaign. Yes, he took a chance that the mission could have failed; it would have been a bad metaphor for his re-election campaign, like the abortive hostage rescue attempt under President Carter. But the guys who carried out the mission risked their lives, which is their job. Making tough decisions is the job Barack Obama applied for when he ran for president. You asked for it, pal!
Striking Mount Rushmore-like poses about killing Osama Bin Laden for campaign videos---though that was a good job well-done---just makes him look like a ham and, well, a drama queen.
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