Now, one thing is for sure, and that is: the upcoming presidential election is to be fought betweenand . Obama is going to try his level best to be reelected to the office, while Republican Mr. Romney will also be putting his best to trounce the president. The game is on. Different election tactics are already being used by both sides to win confidence of their electorates. It is interesting to see that Mr. Obama has started to bring forth his achievements in the war against terrorism while Mr. Romney has been coaxing his electorates by giving policy statements on different issues haunting the nation.
Another interesting twist in the campaign of President Obama can be witnessed in a video recently released on the web. In the video, the president targets Mitt Romney by asking him how he (Romney) would have gotten rid of the terror kingpin Osama Bin Laden. As the first death anniversary of the notorious terrorist approaches, it appears Obama camp has decided to use the achievement in the election campaign. The first death anniversary of Laden is on May 2.
It is pertinent to mention here that the notorious terrorist was shot dead by a Special US Navy SEAL team on May 2 in an operation in a garrison city of Pakistan. The operation was conducted in the midnight and the team remained successful in killing the terror kingpin in his compound in Abbottabad. The city is just 130 kilometers from Pakistan's federal capital, Islamabad. Pakistani authorities are still investigating the presence of the terrorist in the highly sensitive area of the city and whether someone in the country’s premier intelligence agency – Inter Services Intelligence – knew about his presence or not.
Obama camp clearly wants to use the killing of Osama Bin Laden as one of the victories of the president in foreign policy. The video released to the media criticizes Mitt Romney while former Presidentappears in the video applauding President Obama on the successful elimination of the terrorist. The video also gives a little recap of the views of Mitt Romney that he had back in 2008. During the election campaign in 2008, Mr. Romney censured Obama for considering drone strikes in Pakistan to eliminate terrorists hiding in the tribal region of the country. Mr. Romney also lashed out at the plan of Obama to go after Osama Bin Laden, saying, “It is not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”
So Mr. Obama’s camp has smartly raised the question to be answered by Mr. Romney that what he would have done to eliminate the terror kingpin. Let’s see what else comes up in the coming days and weeks as the election campaigns pick up.