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Romney calls leak of bin Laden info political

Posted: July 24, 2012 2:00 p.m.
Updated: July 24, 2012 2:00 p.m.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is accusing President Barack Obama of leaking for political gain classified details of the raid that killed al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

Romney was to make the accusation Tuesday afternoon during an address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev.

In excerpts of the speech released by his campaign, Romney called the leak "contemptible." He says such action betrays the national interest, compromises troops in the field and demands a full and prompt investigation.

Romney adds that an administration led by him would not reveal classified material for political purposes.

Obama addressed the VFW audience on Monday.


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