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Folks critics on both sides hitting the president on what -- day.
Is the politicizing of the death of Osama -- lot here is Senator John McCain on this.
All I can say is that this is going to be a very rough campaign.
And now I have had a great honor of serving in the company of heroes -- you know the thing about heroes they don't brag.
-- -- -- -- Came right and he's a hero himself of course.
Ari Anna Huffington is among those who said this.
Quote I think it's one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job with television special she says to commemorate this day.
All that is perfectly legitimate but to turn it into a campaign had.
Is being most -- -- -- -- -- -- -- that that you can do very strong words on Arianna Huffington about the president hears the we're joined now.
By former New York governor George tactical course.
Served as governor during the September 11 attacks and governor welcome it is happening there today to thank you.
EE I mean them -- but John McCain and.
I -- current greatly so I think Ariana huffington's comment that it's despicable -- the right word you know I remember when Osama bin Laden was killed that there -- those who went down on the ground zero -- cheer and to to express their joy I didn't feel that because today.
As we've had every day since he -- we still have brave men and women out there and Afghanistan and around the world fighting.
The war against terror and too many of them are dying and you don't.
Celebrate your brilliance.
When it's because we have brave young Americans out there putting their lives on the line I think it's wrong I think it should stop and and -- the president should apologize for having done us.
I mean a lot of these reactions that lead dad folks to think that nobody taking the high road in this situation.
And you know what you mean the point you just made -- -- completely absent in this conversation.
I mean one might expect that the president would take you know great day great job on behalf of those -- -- of course but we have so many men and women who are out fighting this fight to that I.
I was appalled that at the time when President Obama.
Called out the fact that it was seal team six that had engaged in -- This -- because they're still out there there -- still risking their lives in a few months later we hit that horrible incident where the helicopter was shot down and Afghanistan we lost.
-- thirty National Guard and seals we should be thanking them and praying for their safety every day and that patting ourselves on the back as politicians.
And trying to use it in a campaign on the.
Paul -- -- like my weigh in on this as well I in an interview that was done that that talked to all of the people who are in the situation room -- that famous photo that we all remember -- -- -- take a look at what admiral Mike Mullen had the day.
About this he says I do worry a great deal that this time of year that somehow the Kit -- into election politics.
I can assure you that those individuals who risk their -- the last thing in the world that they want.
Is it to be spun into that and there has been some reaction out there and I'm sure the Navy SEALs are also divided like most Americans are.
On some of -- but there's been some reaction that that they also not happy with where this.
Well I I can't speak for any of the sales but I can say that they're fighting for our country.
They're not fighting for a political cause -- political candidate they're putting their lives on the line because they believe in America and they have answered the call and for a politician to try to benefit personally is -- It's a chicken -- I get it here one is Mitt Romney's reaction.
He fit you you know use while working the crowd and that -- sort of an off handed comment yesterday you know anybody would have done that that was asked would you have done that because the the president has questioned that.
And -- today you know even Jimmy Carter would have done that it is that appropriate.
I don't think he takes shots at others but I do think he's right that any president.
Who understood the magnitude of the battle we were facing against al-Qaeda would have taken that action I think that's.
A fairly safe thing to say but I don't think you take a shot at any other president or other political figure but that is very different.
From running in the -- Patting yourself on the back and saying the other person wouldn't have done it so I think there's a magnitude of difference here and off in -- comment that may have been slightly inappropriate.
And -- conscious political strategy to pat yourself on the back and say look how great I am and it's not just -- that you heard Joseph Biden every day talking about how -- Obama got bin Laden we didn't the seals in the brave soldiers and.
You know he -- and when he can't be okay and he's very -- credit for that yet on both sides -- -- attacking that that you know he did the right thing -- -- -- courageous.
Moment Leon Panetta said you know it was it was -- 4060.
That it was gonna go.
Right in that -- the odds were against it.
It in his mind so what -- -- the right -- for the present to take if you weren't issues.
You know how would you say yes I did what what the commander in chief must still in a very tough moment.
And strike the right -- I would do what a leader supposed to do it.
And that is give credit to others and particularly give credit to those who are out there on the front line what I would have done is very simply said I had confidence in the men and women out there fighting -- not that around this great political leader which he is not not trying to gain political advantage over his opponent by running ads that is wrong I've never seen it.
In the history of this country before and it should stop now.
Well you know what's interesting is that we're having this conversation.
I instead of the conversation that you would want to have it here you know working for the reelection of the president which is that.
That he was the one who made that cop and -- -- -- -- are talking about today's result about a thank you so much governor always good to hear athenaeum thank you today.
Thanks to them.
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