President Obama loves to tout the fact that Osama bin Laden’s death happened on his watch, in large measure because it’s about the only effective action his administration has taken for our country. But former members of SEAL Team Six, the branch of the military responsible for actually carrying out that “gutsy” order, aren’t so pleased with the way the president has politicized it. Now, Ryan Zinke, one of those former SEALs and a Montana state Senator, has formed a PAC aimed at defeating Obama, called Special Operations for America.
“Navy SEAL’s, Special Operations Personnel and Veteran’s across America have been outraged since Barack Obama conveniently took credit for killing Osama Bin Laden for political gain,” a statement announcing the loss of SOFA said. “The active duty military has no voice as they are forbidden to publicly engage in the political campaign process and it is career suicide for senior military leaders to speak out against the President.”