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Three Times Barack Obama Suggested Terrorism And National Security Shouldn't Be A Wedge Issue In Politics

President Obama has come under fire from conservatives for his use of Osama Bin Laden's death in an attack ad on Mitt Romney. The Obama campaign has defended the politicizing of Bin Laden's death, but the President himself has argued in the past that terrorism and national security shouldn't be used as a wedge issue in politics.

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Obama in 2006: I have had enough of using terrorism as a wedge issue in our politics

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Obama in 2007 on 9/11: A tragedy meant to united us is being used as a political wedge issue used to divide us

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Obama in 2009: We will not be safe if we see national security as wedge issue that divides America

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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