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We are this close to the one year date after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
And it turns and it's becoming a political issue as we approach that marking of the stats.
The GOP is accusing the Obama administration of exploiting.
What should be they say a non partisan victory for our entire country.
Wendell Goler is live in Washington for us -- good morning.
Good morning Jamie let me ask you didn't the president say we shouldn't spike the ball after bin Laden's death.
He did and Republicans say it is bad form for his campaign to be using this as a political -- you but officials here.
And in Chicago Felix a way to draw contrasts with Republicans.
Remember former President Bush said he really wasn't concerned with finding bin Laden.
Former President Clinton says mr.
Obama made a gutsy call.
Today and so we've been horrible thing.
But he reason.
I cannot in good conscience do nothing.
He took the harder then the more honorable thing.
And the one that.
Produce in my opinion the best result.
-- that campaign ad goes -- ask what pat Mitt Romney would have taken and Vice President Biden answered the question in a speech at NYU last week.
He said quote.
There would be very.
Increase in safety.
And -- quote.
And anyone -- say if bin Laden was brought to justice.
-- done one quote you don't want on to say quote.
It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars suggest to catch.
-- -- also defended mr.
Obama giving an interview about the bin Laden raid in the situation room which is pretty much unprecedented data.
Let me ask you Wendell about Republicans do they think this is a big enough issue that they need to respond.
They are responding -- anger frustration disappointment that of course rather the president.
Be talking about -- legislative achievement like healthcare reform which polls indicate most people like to see change that's a winner for them.
Bin Laden's death is not a winner for them unless they can convince voters that mr.
Is misusing it here's former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie.
It's something that was a unifying event for all Americans an event that governor Romney congratulated.
Him and the military in the intelligence analysts and our government.
For completing the mission in terms of killing Osama bin Laden.
And he's managed to turn it into a divisive partisan political attack.
That former Defense Secretary -- -- for President Reagan called sad John McCain called shameful.
Tomorrow courses the first anniversary of bin Laden's death Jamie.
I guess Wendell and I'll let you go at it may be worth mentioning that happened during -- Obama administration tough to argue though that it wasn't a priority the Bush Administration.
To get bin Laden thanks so much.
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