President Barack Obama's campaign suggested in a recently released ad that if Mitt Romney were president he wouldn't have ordered the strike that killed Osama bin Laden. The Obama camp's claim is based on older quotes from Romney, including one from an interview in which he said "It's not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."
The Romney campaign says that's not true. Which is it? It's a little bit of both.
PolitiFact rates the ad's claim as "half true":
An Obama campaign ad suggested Mitt Romney wouldn’t have aggressively pursued Osama bin Laden by citing Romney's statement that, "It's not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."
The Obama campaign is right that Romney used those words, but by cherry-picking them, it glosses over comments describing his broader approach. Romney said he wanted to pursue all of al-Qaida, not just its leaders.
And now you know.