Apparently you aren't reading any of the sources listed by others either. Here is one from an earlier post:
Yep, completely unprecedented huh. Amazing how these people with more information than we have about it think just the opposite.Although the mission may seem ripped from a big-budget action movie or the pages of a spy thriller, some said such operations are not unusual. Officials just keep them quiet.
"They carry out lots of operations like this," Lindsay said. "We never hear about them because the targets are far less well known to the American public."
Today Pakistan sharply criticized the operation as "unauthorized unilateral action" and a "threat to international peace and security."
"The government of Pakistan further affirms that such an event shall not serve as a future precedent for any state, including the U.S.," the Foreign Office said in a statement.
But U.S. forces have been active in Pakistan for years.
"The significance (of the operation) was that it was bin Laden, not that we were in Pakistan," said Rutgers-Camden foreign policy professor Wojtek Wolfe.
The only way anyone is "limiting" the credit Obama gets is by countering the people who think he is the Savior who ferreted out OBL all by himself and daringly did all but pull the trigger while our inept intelligence people and military minds sat on the sidelines sucking their thumbs, because of course Bush is a moron so anyone who worked on this under him were all morons too.
Actually YOU are limiting the credit of those people who, despite changes in political regimes here at home, have worked tirelessly on this for the better part of the last decade, culminating in this mission. That is a lot like saying Michael Jordan was ok in the playoffs, but since Kerr hit a 3-pointer at the end to win a game, he was the REAL hero.
The timeline goes back to the early 2000's when they started identifying and following couriers with ties to OBL. They traced one to Pakistan and started watching there. Then the break came when they found the compound. Obama ordered the attack and rightly so. That is the extent of his involvement. Multiple sources not controlled by the democratic party support this timeline. You provide one heavily liberally slanted source to counter it.
But let me get this straight. You hate Obama so much, but are convinced that any other person in the white house would NEVER have done what he did to get OBL. So all others would have ignored the intelligence. No other single individual would have taken the opportunity to take out the top terrorist in the world. Not a single other person would have ordered any kind of strike like this. Right?
Wow, if you are not a democratic lacky you are certainly delusional.