Mitt Romney (r) has a record which the Obama 2012 campaign will quite probably continue to point out:
[The Commander-in-Chief gets one chance to make the right decision.]
Bill Clinton: That’s one thing George Bush said that was right. the President is the decider in chief. Nobody can make that decision for you.
Look, he knew what would happen. Suppose the Navy Seals had gone in there and it hadn’t been Bin Laden. Suppose they’d been captured or killed. The down side would have been horrible for him, but he reasoned, “I cannot in good conscience do nothing.” He took the harder and the more honorable path, and the one that produced, in my opinion, the best result.
[Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?]
[Mitt Romney criticized Barack Obama for vowing to strike al-Qaeda targets inside Pakistan if necessary. – Reuters, August 4th, 2007]
Wolf Blitzer: [reading quote of Mitt Romney] “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”
He was referring to the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
What did he mean by that? ‘Cause it’s generated a little controversy, given Osama Bin Laden’s role in killing, what, three thousand Americans on, on nine eleven.
Bill Clinton: He had to decide. And that’s why you hire a president to do. You hire the president to make the calls when no one else can do it.