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Fmr. Gov. George Pataki Says "It’s Wrong" That Obama's Politicizing the Bin Laden Raid for His Re-Election Campaign and Believes the President Should Apologize

Critics from the left and right are hitting President Obama for what they say is the politicizing of the death of Usama bin Laden. On last night’s O’Reilly Factor, John McCain said, “I’ve had the great honor of serving in the company of heroes. And you know the thing about heroes? They don’t brag.” Watch full interview.

Fmr. New York Gov. George Pataki discussed this issue today on America’s Newsroom.

“We still have brave men and women out there in Afghanistan and around the world fighting the war against terror and too many of them are dying,” he said. “You don’t celebrate your brilliance when

it’s because we have brave young Americans out there, putting their lives on the line.”

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He continued, “It’s wrong. I think it should stop and I think the president should apologize for having done this.”

At the time when bin Laden was killed, he said he was “appalled” that Obama called out the Navy SEAL Team 6 because they were still out there risking their lives for America.

“We should be thanking them and praying for their safety everyday and not patting ourselves on the back as politicians and trying to use it in a campaign,” he said.

If Pataki were in Obama's shoes, he said, "I would do what a leader is supposed to do. And that is give credit to others, in particular, give credit to those who are out there on the front line." He went on to say that it is wrong that Obama is trying to gain a political advantage against his opponent.

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