Election 2012

Obama to Focus on National Security Record at DNC

Expect a lot of references to Osama bin Laden


The Democratic Party will play up what it sees as President Barack Obama's shining national security credentials at its party convention next week, aides to the president said Wednesday.

The party will "highlight the significant role President Obama's strong record on national security and veterans issues" during the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, which runs from next Tuesday to Thursday, said Adam Fletcher, a campaign spokesman.

Fletcher cited Obama accomplishments such as "ending the war in Iraq responsibly, to refocusing on al-Qaeda and decimating its leadership, to taking care of our men and women in uniform when they return home."