Victory lap puts us at risk

The Obama re-election campaign is trying to take advantage of the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Osama bin Laden by U.S. troops under the order of President Obama. While this was a spectacular feat by our Special Forces men, making this feat a campaign issue puts Americans at risk – again!

Those sympathetic to the slain Osama bin Laden have vowed to avenge his death, even more so given the publicity by the Obama campaign to this anniversary. The chances of retaliation by bin Laden sympathizers have increased greatly because of the publicity given the assassination in an attempt to gain votes for Obama and, at the same time, to attempt to discredit Mitt Romney’s “courage” to act the same as the president did.

Americans are now in greater risk of retaliation because of this ploy to gain votes. If the reverse had happened and an American leader had been assassinated and the anniversary celebrated, as we are doing now over bin Laden, we might be more obligated to avenge that event. Should we feel that retaliation by bin Laden followers is now less likely with all the in-your-face boasting we are now getting from the Obama campaigners over the anniversary?

We pray that there will be no incidents over this latest vote-getting ploy, and no new 9-11-type anniversary to commemorate next year and yet another retaliation by President Obama. Either way, it’s a win-win for Obama’s campaign at America’s expense!

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