Special Forces officer to anti-Obama vets: Quiet

The former Navy SEALs who are criticizing President Obama over leaks are getting some blowback from current special operations officers.

U.S. Army Special Forces Maj. Fernando Lujan wrote on Facebook that for special operations officers to get involved in a political campaign is "an unprofessional, shameful action ... in violation of everything we’ve been taught, and the opposite of what we should be doing, which is being quiet professionals."

According to the AP, there was "a chorus of approval from colleagues." 

Lujan was talking about the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, an outside group that claims Obama took too much credit for the Osama bin Laden raid and leaked information about the operation to Hollywood.

On Tuesday Obama dismissed the group in an interview with the Virginia-Pilot, noting that "one of their members is a birther." (Another anti-Obama SEAL group is led by a birther.)

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