New DNC ad questions Romney’s claim that “any president would have” killed bin Laden

December 22, 2011

In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Saturday, Mitt Romney said he was “delighted” that President Obama “gave the order to take out Osama bin Laden.” It was something, Romney told Wallace, “any president would have done.”

Not so, according to a new ad from the Democratic National Committee. The video compiles praise from prominent conservatives, all of whom commend Obama for bin Laden’s death.

“I worked with a lot of these guys, and this is one of the most courageous calls, decisions, that I think I’ve ever seen a president make,” says former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

“The president, I think, handled this brilliantly, frankly,” former Secretary of State Colin Powell says in another clip.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is also shown lauding Obama. “It takes a lot of courage to make a decision like that. I admire him,” he says.

Watch the ad:

Credit: DemRapidResponse/YouTube

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One president did get bin Laden. His name is Barack Hussein Obama.

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