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John McCain Blasts Obama For Using Bin Laden Against Romney, Used Bin Laden Against Obama in 2008

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Senator John McCain took umbrage with the Obama campaign's latest tactic, using the killing of Osama bin Laden to draw a contrast between the President's decisiveness and Mitt Romney's lack thereof.

"No one disputes that the President deserves credit for ordering the raid, but to politicize it in this way is the height of hypocrisy," McCain said in an e-mail sent out by the RNC. Condemning the politicization of bin Laden's killing, though, didn't stop Senator McCain from politicizing it. "President Obama is shamelessly turning the one decision he got right into a pathetic political act of self-congratulation," McCain boldly declared, despite backing the President on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, defending the President's involvement in Libya from Republicans, and applauding the President's decision to block the release of photos documenting abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Candidate McCain also used the idea that he would make the decision to order the killing of Osama bin Laden while a putative President Obama would not on the campaign trail in 2008.

Expect more to come of the Romney campaign trying to paint President Obama's foreign policy as "weak" while agreeing in principle with everything the President's done and pushing for more of the same.

Reason.tv talking to Jacob Hornberger on how President Obama's foreign policy is a continuation of President Bush's: