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April 30th, 2012
04:56 PM ET

Playing politics with bin Laden

By Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent

It was probably only a matter of time - about 365 days, in fact - before the death of Osama bin Laden got into the political groundwater of 2012.

In a campaign ad for President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton praises Obama for approving the risky raid into Pakistan and suggests Mitt Romney wouldn't have.

"He took the harder and more honorable path, and the one that produced, in my opinion, the best result," Clinton says.

Which path, the silent screen asks, would Romney have taken? It quotes his criticism of candidate Obama's promise to strike inside Pakistan if needed to go after terrorists. It quotes Romney in 2007 questioning whether the pursuit of bin Laden was worth moving heaven and earth.
Where to begin in what can best be described as situational politics?


Filed under: Candy Crowley