Rivals blast Obama campaign's Bin Laden angle

Use of al-Qaeda leader's death as re-election tool has divided Republican and Democratic leaders.

    Days before the first anniversary of the US commando raid in Pakistan that killed Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama has used that success to launch a political strike on his main Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

    In a pro-Obama commercial featuring Bill Clinton, the former US president alleges that Romney would have failed at killing Bin Laden.

    John McCain, a prominent Republican senator, said Obama is touting the operation to boost political support.

    “President Obama is shamelessly turning the one decision he got right into a pathetic political act of self-congratulation," McCain said.  

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.


    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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