Media Matters' Eric Boehlert tweeted that "Navy SEALs don't have guts to admit they're running a GOP, anti-Obama campaign." His tweet was in response to a campaign started by a group, called the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, which describes itself as nonpartisan team of former special ops and CIA officers to implore the Obama Administration to stop leaks.
The fierce warrior Boehlert does not care so much about the leaks that put American men and women at risk, but instead prefers to call the Navy SEALS gutless. As noted by the NY Times, "Security officials and members of both parties in Congress have sharply criticized leaks about classified operations under Mr. Obama." Is Boehlert so blinded by ideology that he can dismiss the very real threat posed by these leaks?
Watch the video that is getting Media Matters and the Obama Campaign in a frenzy:
Not surprisingly, "The Obama campaign immediately compared the effort to the 'Swift Boat' advertisements..." Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said, "The Republicans are resorting to 'Swift Boat' tactics." Of course LaBolt doesn't address the leaks.
The Daily Caller spoke with Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL, and now a member of the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund. He stated,
"Everything's out there. It's interesting how the left is trying to frame this as a partisan issue. I don't care what party people are from within our group," Taylor said. "This issue is about national security leaks."
OPSEC spokesman Chad Coulton disputed the comparison to Swiftboat ads, "This campaign doesn't have to do with criticizing the president's military service or anyone else's."
Hey Boehlert, this author would LOVE to see you call Scott Taylor "gutless"...to his face.