Ex-Navy Seal Launches Anti-Obama Super PAC
Barack Obama's claiming of credit for the death of Osama bin Laden has lead to the formation of a Super-PAC, Special Operations for America PAC, that is against his re-election effort.
In a report by Newsmax.com, Ryan Zinke,a Montana state senator who served in the Navy for 23 years, including tours with SEAL Team Six, announced the formation of the PAC recently. Leaks surrounding the 2 May, 2011 raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan were a factor in the decision to form the super PAC.
"[T]he continuing leaks put our troops that are in harm’s way at greater risk. So there was a point where myself and our board members were compelled to stand and say ‘Enough,’" Zinke told Newsmax.com.
The PAC's focus is on supporting a strong military, and for providing care to wounded veterans.
"Veterans coming home require some unique help that is different from previous wars. For example, the amount of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines coming home with injuries from IEDs," Zinke said.
The reaction to the PAC's formation has generally been positive, Zinke told Newsmax.com. "I think most Americans view our military as not a Republican or Democrat organization. They view it as an American organization — it’s all of ours. So when the military is used for political gain, I think there’s an outrage and a concern. We’re speaking out."
Special Operations for America is on the web at: www.soforamerica.com.