Special operators to anti-Obama groups: zip it

August 21, 2012 - 5:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of retired special operations and CIA officers who claim President Barack Obama revealed secret missions and turned the killing of Osama bin Laden into a campaign centerpiece are coming under criticism from some of their own.

Some special operations officers say the activist veterans are breaking a sacred military creed: respect for the commander in chief.

TV ads by the group called Special Ops OPSEC, short for operational security, say that Obama has taken too much personal credit for the Navy SEAL raid that killed bin Laden and hasn't recognized sufficiently the SEALs who carried out the raid.

The group also claims that the Obama White House released classified details of the raid for the making of a Hollywood film, a claim that has not been proven.