You see, the Republicans, who praise anything and everything the military does, suddenly found fault with the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. It was no big deal, they said. (Probably because their guy, George Bush, couldn’t kill bin Laden and he had eight years to do it.)
Anyway, Admiral Bill McRaven, the man who oversaw the bin Laden operation, had nothing but praise for President Obama’s role that the GOP incessantly mocks. From Politico:
“At the end of the day, make no mistake about it, it was the president of the United States that shouldered the burden of this operation, that made the hard decision,” McRaven said during an on-stage interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that served as the kickoff session of the Aspen Security Forum.
“The president of the United States is fantastic,” the admiral said. “I’m not a political guy. I’ve worked in both [administrations,] very much enjoyed working with President Bush and I very much enjoy working for President Obama. This isn’t about politics. This is about a Commander in Chief who I have the opportunity to engage with on a routine basis.”
“I’m not a political guy, but I’ll tell you as an interested observer of this, they were magnfiicent how they handled the start-to-finish,” McRaven said. “The president asked all the right questions…The president gave me ample time to prepare once the conversations were through.”