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You would've given the order governor.
It's not over.
As far as.
My personal role -- What other folks would do.
I just recommend that are very -- look at people's previous statements in terms of whether they thought it was appropriate to go and caucus on them.
Take out bin Laden.
I assume that.
Meant what they said when they set it.
That's been at least my practice.
I -- that I go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot.
And I did.
If there are others who.
Have said one thing now suggest they do something else.
Then I -- and let them -- And that was the back and forth yesterday between presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney as he was campaigning up in New Hampshire saying that yes of course he would have let the seals go in and kill Osama bin Laden and then President Obama responding to that.
-- response to the response.
Saying that day he's.
Maybe thought that some people.
May be whose names rhyme with Mitt Romney might be might not have done that and that's cool -- this is power play I'm -- -- -- welcome here to studio three and this question for you.
How could you mess up the easiest.
Best day that you grew one of the easiest best as you'd expect to have -- reelection campaign.
But in fact where the president finds himself today the one year anniversary.
In the eastern time zone.
Of Osama bin Laden is death at the hands of some some real tough -- -- -- on seal team six.
Attacking Mitt Romney over this issue.
So we're gonna talk about that we will also talk about swing state Virginia we will also talk about the focus on Romney's wealth.
In a new attack -- from the Obama campaign we will do all that but.
Glad your heart Internet Shannon Marie is here you love him and break.
Goodwin well and and well you should because the internet's of insidious -- -- of -- is also agreement busiest.
And and -- an -- for many many other things though you still have to stand by that is David Drucker.
You've read him a roll call -- -- and equipment and it's not exactly like that you're just taking retro agreement busiest if that's the only thing you have in your bio that's enough you know that -- -- you a lot of that gives you answered by an.
As as I always point out David is one of the people who I read every day every -- rights just because he has.
Some of the most clear ride perception of what's going on here in Washington.
Okay so -- NN let's start with you.
-- how is it possible that the president on what should be the best day which should be the best day of the spring when he gets to basically say hey guess what Osama bin Laden still dead isn't that cool.
That he is playing defense and having hit Romney.
His campaign putting -- a video where they said that Romney might not have let the seals go in and Vice President Biden said the same thing in his big -- speech.
How do we get here.
Look at stirring up a hornet's nest she didn't need to -- she didn't need to get involved with because it is such a positive for this administration across the board we would all -- -- they accomplished.
Democrats Republicans independents -- everybody pretty much and I have to agree it's -- -- line is very complicated that cat.
I mean let's say they have very few folks out there upset about this passing.
-- but when you have Ariana Huffington.
Now lashing out at the administration the way they use this in an ad saying it's despicable when you've lost her as the Obama administration.
You know there's probably been in this step in your campaign and she's done a lot of -- you would expect they're Republicans -- -- Senator McCain saying heroes don't brag.
And others coming out and Ronnie trying to issue of a very -- them.
-- Wednesday marking this day I applaud the president for making that call let's remember.
There were ten years leading up to that in which other people are making great sacrifice to get to that point.
-- -- -- -- -- stay in New York with Rudy Giuliani and you know there's going to be some mention this for Romney's father.
And David the for the for Romney had Obama not done that ad had -- not given that speech.
Had he not done those things probably would be in a strictly crow eating.
And trophy and being phased this week.
Because every -- and of course we applaud the president for that but by going on the attack he opens up the door and Romney can take a couple swipes at the president yeah little little.
Puzzled -- his first of all the president has.
Has a pretty good record on foreign policy at least the voters think so if you look at his approval ratings.
On his handling of of the terrorist threats foreign policy it's doing a lot better than his handling of the economy and anything positive territory.
So it strikes me as odd that you had a vice president trying to convince people again dad president Obama's tough guy.
It's strange in a sense that the president in his campaign has gone after Mitt Romney very clearly.
Saying this -- saying that you know Mitt Romney wouldn't have made the call.
Who knows what Mitt Romney would have done had it -- -- president but all the president had to do.
Was marked the anniversary by saying that.
Members of our intelligence community and the military.
Kept us safe that data continue to keep us safe they should get all the credit and people would ask the inevitable question don't you deserve a lot of credit -- -- and -- and bad guy.
And he would say hey this is a unified experience.
Everybody knows who was president a year ago and I.
Those programs you might not know who Biden it's probably remembers right that Obama was president a year ago they don't get the -- so it's just odd to me.
That they're playing that kind of catch up on foreign policy that they need for years ago.
When they needed to do it because.
Where the country was that in terms of national security president at that time I had experienced that he's got the experience now they should just shut up.
-- and I wanna take you through since you are an attorney.
Let's litigate this.
And what the the campaign has said with the Obama campaign is said.
What Joseph Biden is -- with the president was referencing suvs and what other people have said.
About this is in reference to a comment that Mitt Romney made way back in 2007 when he was running for president the first time when it was -- -- When he criticized Obama for saying that he would go in to Pakistan.
And do this show basically the president says this is evidence.
That perhaps were -- in first that this is evidence that Romney might not going to Pakistan so let's take a look at what other people said.
So here's what Obama said if we have actionable intelligence about high value terrorist target.
And President Musharraf.
He was in charge of Pakistan in those days won't act we will he said that on August 1 2007 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
And it prompted an immediate uproar.
But not from the Republicans here's what his -- Hillary Clinton had to say.
I am concerned about talking about it I think everyone agrees that our goal should be to capture -- kill bin Laden and his lieutenants but how do we do it.
But how we do -- -- telegraphed in -- for obvious reasons.
Joseph Biden you remember that guy he was done.
PBS -- -- saying that you're gonna say I'm gonna disregard whatever the country's -- and going to invade the likelihood of you getting the cooperation you're going to need evaporates -- well intended -- he has but it's a very naive way of figuring out how you're gonna conduct foreign policy.
So take those into -- kind of -- Romney's line in perspective he was talking to reporters campaigning that same day that Biden and Clinton we're talking.
I do not -- in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours strange don't you shouldn't I don't think those kinds of comments.
Help in this effort to draw more -- -- -- he was saying chain and the same thing that everybody else was saying that the now vice president and secretary say we're saying right.
Read it sounds like it's me that you don't telegraph what -- -- would be certainly don't talk about invading our life at that point so it sounds like a very similar conversation very similar comments from both sides of the -- both sides of the campaign at that point it's interesting that this didn't come up again yesterday on campaigns show for Romney as -- -- campaigning with senator a -- in New Hampshire.
If you're gonna throw line where reporters are screaming questions and he had that comment they said would you have gone -- what you've done -- he said yes of course even Jimmy Carter would have called.
You know the shot on -- month.
Still this back and forth between the two was never going to be over but certainly we put those remarks in context it it appears to.
Be -- differently than maybe the president would now like to suggest anything.
It's probably you know -- Charles Krauthammer said yesterday and there's broad consensus now anybody.
Who -- -- I mean is there anybody who wouldn't have done that any major big league politician David in Washington whether -- would have been Hillary Clinton won or John McCain and want.
John Edwards is one of anybody had won that election that.
That it almost happened you know it almost -- it was almost and he was -- -- taking a different notes that one he's been taking lightly but almost anybody would have done that right.
I think you have to assume that if he gets.
Any other person had been president given the opportunity and the intelligence.
After years of trying to figure out where this guy wasn't -- him.
They would have figured we're trying to figure something out.
You know I think the only thing is this.
Problematic here for the president of the only thing but one of the big things is that.
He is setting this up in the argument with Mitt Romney is somehow -- his decision and made.
The all the difference and I wasn't just -- part of the operation right it's seal team six would have failed.
-- the president would have had nothing to crow about it is their professionalism and their excellence that that.
Got this thing -- when the chopper crash again what the president deserves credit for making the call but if you personalize this too much.
And it is and I'm hesitant to get political about something like this but indeed it's a terrorist attack -- -- to be successful.
Couldn't get the blame because of the way he's framed his success -- so far and so not only would have been a tragedy.
For all of the obvious reasons but I think they'll both politically and -- the reason he's.
-- better off just letting the obvious being known threat he was the president clearly he made the call.
Everybody loved it.
As we say as you said the golf course swing easy and live with the extra distance.
The harder you swing the shorter the ball goes beat here usually lose your swing.
The further guys is -- those instances where being cool.
You get more out of it Shannon frank N Kona.
Who who says unless Twitter.
Frank Francona says.
It is interesting that the administration has chosen to kill rather than capture high value targets this just -- off.
That's the former head of counterterrorism for the CIA -- out with a book.
And he says how come we're killing all these people have -- we're not capturing them does this factor into the political discussion.
Well yes he's made a lot of good points and talking about the exact framework that led to the -- has been long career into the information.
That legacy of one step to another eventually an intelligence community getting us to a lot of -- When he talks about how important all of those things are and how outraged he was he clearly has.
Animosity towards the president because he didn't appreciate being referred to as somebody who was a torturer.
When you're hearing happens in the CIA in a way that these cases is illegal and they were doing what they had to do.
I think his book coming out of his timing is.
And also does create complications the president when you talk about what led you to be able to have all of the circumstances and place you could make it tough call.
Which we all give him credit for to eventually get -- --