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article imageVideo: Trailer shows Clinton praising Obama's bin Laden mission

By JohnThomas Didymus     Mar 13, 2012 in Politics
Washington - Obama's campaign has released a second trailer for an upcoming 17-minute documentary "The Road We've Travelled," about Obama's first three years in office. It shows former President Bill Clinton praising Obama's decision-making in the death of bin Laden.
Clinton, in the trailer released on Monday, praised Obama's decision to send Navy Seal Team Six to kill bin Laden: "He took the harder and more honorable path. When I saw what had happened I thought to myself 'I hope that's the call I would've made.'"
Los Angeles Times reports that Clinton's appearance indicates the success of the efforts of Obama's re-election campaign to get him to increase involvement in the re-election effort. According to Los Angeles Times, Clinton, in the coming months, will appear with Obama at fundraisers.
Vice President Joe Biden also commented on the Situation Room scene before Obama took the decision to send the Navy Seal commandos after bin Laden: "The entire national security apparatus was in that room and the President turns to every principal in the room 'what do you recommend I do?' and they say 'It's a close call, Mr president.' As he walked out of the room it dawned on me: he's all alone. This is his decision."
According to USA Today, Biden noted that the decision was taken with no guarantee that bin Laden would be in the Pakistan compound targeted.
Daily Mail reports that the documentary film, "The Road We've Travelled," will be released for the first time on Thursday (March 15), and has Tom Hanks, Oscar award winner, as narrator. It was directed by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim, whose other documentary works include "Inconvenient Truth" and "Waiting for Superman."
Daily Mail reports Guggenheim said he found the film difficult to make because Obama has "too many accomplishments. I have 17 minutes to put them all in there."
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, objected to Guggenheim's comment on Friday. He said, while on campaign trail: "I'll tell you, I've got a long list of people for that producer to talk to, and I'll tell you, if someone's looking for things that the president's done wrong, it's a long, long, long list."
USA Today reports Mitt Romney mocked the Obama documentary as an administration "informercial."
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