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Mother of SEAL Criticizes Obama Ad

By    |   Sunday, 02 September 2012 01:05 PM

The mother of a fallen Navy SEAL said President Barack Obama has a lot of “audacity” to approve an ad which elevates his decision to kill Osama bin Laden over the SEALs who actually carried out the mission, the Paulding County Republican Examiner reported.

In the ad created by the Obama campaign, called “One Chance,” Obama was praised by former President Bill Clinton for his decision to go ahead with the bin Laden raid.

The ad paints Obama as a tough decision maker but fails to acknowledge the SEALs who put their lives on the line during the raid. At one point in the video Clinton asks, what about the downside if a Navy SEAL had been captured or caught?

Karen Vaughn, the mother of fallen SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn, blasted the ad.

“You know, when you lose a child, there is nothing like it in the world,” she said. “And one thing you realize immediately is your life will never be the same. And, and you take 30 years of your life and you just say . . . you just pretend it didn’t exist. That’s what it’s like in dealing with a loss of a child.”

“And that man [Obama] has the audacity to put his signature and stamp of approval on an ad where Bill Clinton says “Just imagine what the downside would have been for Obama if the Seals would have been captured or killed,” Vaughn told the Examiner. “How out of touch can a human being be?”

Vaughn’s son died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan along with 16 other SEALs. The form letter sent to her from the White House was signed by electronic pen and not by Obama personally, according to the Examiner.

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