Obama and Romney spar over Osama bin Laden raid
President Barack Obama is marking the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death with a campaign add heralding his decision to kill bin Laden -- and suggesting that Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney wouldn't have had the guts to do the same.
Romney contested the accusations, saying he would have "of course" given the orders to kill bin Laden, according to reports. In 2007, during Romney's first run for president, he said the U.S. should not waste too much effort on the hunt for bin Laden; later that year, he said he would track bin Laden and "make sure he pays."
Obama defended his focus on bin Laden's killing and took a jab at Romeny for his inconsistent statements on the terrorist leader.
"I said that I would go after bin Laden if we had a clear shot at him and I did," he said on Monday. "If there are others who said one thing and now suggest they would do something else, I'd go ahead and let them explain."