There's plenty of people who can take some credit for this--as my boss's recently-retired boss often said when people gave him credit for what had happened under his leadership, when you see a turtle on a fence post, you know he didn't get there by himself. The people who gathered the intel deserve some, as do the people who analyzed that intel, the people who planned the op, and the people who waterboarded the Al Qaeda prisoners in Gitmo to learn the identity of the courier who led them to the compound. And let's not forget the personnel operating the recon aircraft who were circling overhead and the pilots flying cover for SEAL Team 6.How can anybody aside from the seal team that had boots on ground take credit? I hate the navy as much a's the next guy ( go army) but those gals deserve full credit for executing such a mission.
Hell, even President Obama deserves some credit for issuing the orders--if this thing had gone sideways, it could've gotten really bad. Let's not forget that the failed mission to rescue the American hostages in Iran went on President Carter's personal authority as the Commander-in-Chief. The big complaint I, and many others, have is that Obama took too much credit, not that he didn't deserve any credit.