In response to the Obama campaign’s questioning whether Mitt would have authorized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Mitt is now saying that “of course” he would have, nothing to see here folks, move on.
But when you go back to the positions each candidate took in the primaries before the 2008 general, you find ample evidence to doubt Mitt.
In August 2007, Obama said, “If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.”
A couple of days later, Mitt attacked that position as wrong and specifically said he would not do a unilateral raid into Pakistan: “I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours.”
Would Mitt have gotten bin Laden? Based on the record, I would say, “Of course not.”