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On bin Laden anniversary, Romney 'applauds' Obama


Giving credit where credit is due.

Even though the order to go after Osama bin Laden was a "no-brainer," Romney is still big enough to applaud President Obama for making the call:

Today marks the one year anniversary of the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice. That mission was the culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and sacrifice by our men and women in the military and intelligence communities.  I commend all those who planned and conducted the bin Laden raid, and I applaud President Obama for giving the go ahead for the mission.  Let us never forget the thousands of innocents who perished on September 11, 2001, or the brave servicemen and women who have given their lives to defeat those who would do harm to our country.  They, and their families, are forever in our thoughts and prayers.

It's nice to see Romney be able to put aside partisan differences to join Obama in marking this momentous anniversary -- a great day for all Americans, for sure.  But don't think this occasion is completely void of politics.  The Obama campaign undoubtedly doesn't like the president's role limited to "giving the go ahead," but that's the reality -- it's important to distinguish between the president's role and the brave men of SEAL Team Six who put their lives on the line to protect our country.

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