“Osama bin Laden is dead? You didn’t kill him. Somebody else did that.”
And so it begins. Former SEAL Team 6 and other Special Forces members have launched the swift boat:
Leaders of the group, the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc, say it is nonpartisan and unconnected to any political party or presidential campaign. It is registered as a so-called social welfare group, which means its primary purpose is to further the common good and its political activities should be secondary.
In the past, military exploits have been turned against presidential candidates by outside groups, most famously the Swift Boat ads in 2004 that questioned Democratic nominee John Kerry’s Vietnam War service.
A 22-minute film (posted above) isn’t going to move any votes. A 30-second TV spot just might though.