A group of ex-soldiers are buying TV ads attacking President Barack Obama that will run during the first showing of a pro-Obama movie created by his Hollywood backers.
The made-for-TV movie, “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden,” is slated to run Nov. 4 on the National Geographic Channel. It was produced by Obama supporter and mega-donor Harvey Weinstein.
Weinstein reportedly ordered that the film be re-edited to give Obama a central role in directing the daring raid that successfully killed Osama bin Laden. Weinstein’s movie is so pro-Obama that National Geographic refused to run until Weinstein removed a scene portraying Gov. Mitt Romney as an opponent of the strike.
The group, dubbed OPSEC, is buying the anti-Obama ads on local cable systems in swing-state cities like Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Denver, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Raleigh, Cincinnati and Richmond.
“There is nothing acceptable about playing politics with national security and American lives,” says Scott Taylor, former Navy SEAL and president of OPSEC, in an voice-over on the ad. “Aren’t some things more important than politics?”
The ad is titled “Bump In The Road,” and slams Obama for trying to obscure the attackers that assaulted the U.S. facility in Benghazi Sept. 11. The attackers killed four Americans, including the ambassador, Chris Stevens.
The group has already produced a 22-minute video that criticizes the administration for leaking secrets to showcase its periodic military successes. Those leaks likely jeopardized future raids, according to the video, titled “Dishonorable Disclosures”.
Since its release on August 15, that video has been viewed more than 4.7 million times.