President Obama taunts GOP foes, says ask Osama Bin Laden about his appeasing terrorists and tyrants NY Daily News ^ | 12-8-11 | BY Thomas M. Defrank & Jonathan Lemire Obama crows about killing Bin Laden an 22 Al Qaeda leaders A fed-up President Obama fired back at GOP presidential hopefuls who claimed he runs a soft foreign policy - by pointing to the notches on his belt as proof of his toughness. "Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top Al-Qaeda leaders who have been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement," dared Obama during an unscheduled White House news conference Thursday. Several GOP White House hopefuls - including current favorites Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney - attacked the Presidents record the previous day during a Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Washington. Obama used the May slaying of the terrorist mastermind - and the killings of nearly two dozen of his lieutenants - as a rebuttal to the GOPs questioning of his track record as commander in chief. (Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ... President Obama taunts GOP foes, says ask Osama Bin Laden about his appeasing terrorists and tyrants - NY Daily News Ouch!