Earlier this week, Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc., a group of former U.S. intelligence and Special Forces personnel, launched a campaign criticizing President Barack Obama for unfairly taking credit for killing Osama bin Laden and leaking national security information for political gain. This is the second high-profile attack on the president from ex-elite military operatives. Last month, Ryan Zinke, a Montana State Senator and former commander of Navy SEAL Team Six, started a super PAC, Special Operations for America, which is dedicated to supporting Mitt Romney and hitting President Obama on leaks and on politicizing Bin Laden’s death. According to Mr. Zinke, these two super PACs are just the first salvo in what will be a sustained assault on the president by high-level ex-soldiers.
“There’s a number of groups out there,” Mr. Zinke told Politicker this morning. “I think what it demonstrates is, there’s a lot of anger, there’s a lot of concern among the former military community.”
The Statue of Liberty is Tebowing on the back cover of today’s New York Daily News.
The tabloid has swiftly transferred its hype-mongering efforts from Knicks phenomenon Jeremy Lin to the newest New York Jet, Tim Tebow, promising “Timsanity.”
Anyone who’s ever logged in to a social network while in a jubilant, possibly intoxicated frame of mind knows the dangers. Sometimes you share something you should maybe keep to yourself, or you forget to check your privacy settings, or you show off a little too much skin.
That’s more or less what the U.S. Read More
“Israel has no better friend than America, and America has no better friend than Israel,” the prime minister said. “We stand together to defend democracy. We stand together to advance peace. We stand together to fight terrorism.”
These are indisputable facts, but they bear repeating from time to time. Mr. Netanyahu reminded Americans that as Read More
We always knew we liked Gregg Birnbaum, from his obsessive Hillary Clinton campaign blog, his glorious exit from the Post in December and his resemblance to Cabin Boy‘s Chris Elliott. Now, a tipster points us to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, which shows Mr. Birnbaum getting patriotic at Ground Zero on Sunday night after Read More
Mayor Bloomberg opens world-renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s historic outdoor sculpture exhibition – Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads – with AW Asia Founder Larry Warsh, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Levin and members of New York City’s Arts and Cultural Community. May 4, 2011 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)
Bin Laden: How much credit does Bush Read More
After Bin Laden
In an interview with 60 Minutes recorded today, President Obama told Steve Kroft the administration won’t release photos of Osama bin Laden’s death.
Bin Laden was shot in the head during a raid on Sunday evening, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had previously called the photos “gruesome.”
Lawmakers had Read More
Ground Zero: Bush won’t join Obama there on Thursday. [Mark Landler and Peter Baker]
Bin Laden: Killed after, not during, assault on his compound. [Ben Smith]
Bin Laden: White House corrects the record; he was unarmed and resisting. [Julian Barnes and Laura Meckler]
“Bin Laden Bump:” Read More
After Bin Laden
Minutes after President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, the blocks surrounding the World Trade Center site were flooded with people. “It’s awesome,” said 22-year-old Laura Cunningham, holding a Budweiser can while perched on the shoulders of her 6-foot-tall friend, Greg. “It’s weird to celebrate someone’s death,” she added. “It’s not exactly Read More
It was Wednesday morning at 9:47 a.m. in the White House Press Briefing Room. The president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, took the podium. Major television networks had interrupted coverage to broadcast the president’s address. “Now, let me just comment, first of all, on the fact that I can’t get the networks Read More