Video: Republicans and Democrats Fight over Osama bin Laden Death Anniversary


Republicans and Democrats are sparring over the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden (video below).

On Friday, the Obama campaign released a video that promotes President Obama's order to kill bin Laden and quotes GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in 2007, saying: "It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."

Days later, Romney said: "We'll move everything to get him (bin Laden)."

However, Ed Gillespie, a former aide to former President George W. Bush, said that using the bin Laden killing for political purposes is one of the reasons Obama has "become one of the most divisive presidents in American history."

Gillespie told NBC's 'Meet the Press': "He took something that was a unifying event for all Americans, and he's managed to turn it into a divisive, partisan political attack. I think most Americans will see it as a sign of a desperate campaign."

Gillespie did not mention that President Bush used the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein multiple times in various advertisements and political speeches.

Last Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said: "If you are looking for a bumper sticker to sum up how President Obama has handled what we inherited, it's pretty simple: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive."


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