If Mitt Romney had his way, Osama bin Laden would still be alive

I’m paraphrasing George W. Bush.

The Republicans have a problem with President Obama taking credit for Osama bin Laden’s death.  But they had no problem with George Bush taking credit for capturing Saddam, and on September 11 no less.

From USA Today on September 11 (no less) of 2004:

In a harsh new attack on rival John Kerry, President Bush said Friday that if the Democratic presidential candidate “had his way,” Saddam Hussein’s regime would be running Iraq and threatening the safety of other nations.

The newest wrinkle is that Sen. Kerry has now decided we are spending too much money in Iraq even though he criticized us earlier for not spending enough,” Bush said. “One thing about Sen. Kerry’s position is clear … if he had his way, Saddam Hussein would still be in power and would still be a threat to our security and to the world.

As I pointed out in the earlier post, Mitt Romney didn’t want us going into Pakistan to catch bin Laden, which is in fact where we got him. Good thing Mitt Romney didn’t win the presidency in 2008 or Osama bin Laden still might be alive.

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