When asked by reporters after a rally if he would have given the order to take the former Al-Qaeda leader out, Romney responded "Of course. Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order."
The Obama campaign has recently suggested Romney wouldn't have made the decision to assassinate bin Laden. That decision is seen as one of President Obama's crowning achievements during his first term.
"Look, just a few years ago, President Obama - then a candidate - said in a speech that if we had actionable intelligence of a high-value target in Pakistan, we'd go in and get that high value target," Gibbs continued. "Mitt Romney said that was foolish. He wouldn't do such a thing. That he wouldn't move heaven and earth to get Osama bin Laden."
The flack comes from a statement Romney once made in reference to bin Laden saying "it's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."