Obama gave the one important order that mattered "Use force if..."
That freed the men on the ground (as it were), to act without getting everything from Washington. THAT is outstanding, and I hope such a trend continues. We can have decent debates over the merits of the "Hostage threatened" clause instead of just taking the bad guys out straightaway and that could be interesting.
Obama freed the Navy to act, and they took the first chance they could to act. That's all that matters. Period.