The Obama campaign officially recognizes members of America's elite special forces units as enemies now. The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund that put out a video campaign against Barack Obama is now the target of the campaign's wrath. That's right, the commander-in-chief is now targeting those under his command.

In a recent article at the Obama campaign site, the campaign called the OPSEC PAC's video "'Swift Boat'-style smear tactics against President Obama’s national security record."

Obviously the "swift boat" reference is pointing to veterans that launched what was simply a truth telling video aimed at Senator John Kerry when he ran for president. That campaign was successful in torpedoing Kerry's run for the White House.

In targeting these brave men who have served out country the Obama campaign wrote:

When President Obama took office, the U.S. was engaged in two wars and and al-Qaeda’s leader Osama bin Laden was still at large. As commander-in-chief, President Obama refocused our priorities on the most significant security threats to the country and on fulfilling our promises to our servicemembers. Under the President, we have eliminated more than two-thirds of al-Qaeda’s core leadership—including bin Laden.

But a new cadre of conservative groups are trying to “Swift Boat” the President by manufacturing false attacks about his national security record. A collection of super PACs and organizations are deploying the same “discredited” and “hardball smear tactics” against President Obama that were used to attack Sen. John Kerry’s military service in 2004. Each group follows the same pattern, identifying themselves as separate, nonpartisan former U.S. military and intelligence operatives who have a “civic duty” to attack the President.

Joel Arends, recipient of the Bronze Star and Chair of Veterans for a Strong America (VSA), said:

The president's team is more serious about labeling a group of veterans as “swift boaters” than they are about going after the leakers in his administration. The reality is as simple as it is disturbing - American lives are now in danger because this White House under the leadership of President Obama have leaked vital national security secrets. And instead of appointing a special prosecutor - this President dispatches his campaign team to smear a group of vets looking out for their buddies in uniform. It just shows the lack of seriousness on the part of this administration.

If they want to call us swift boaters because we are looking out for our buddies on the battlefield that's fine with me - we'll take the political body blows for our comrades in order to ensure that the American people fully understand our position on the issue and see the administration's intransigence on this issue.

We can only hope that these brave men succeed just as the swift boat veterans did and bring the truth to bear on the current occupant of the White House.

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