Navy SEAL's were stood down three times. Scuttlebutt is that it was Valerie Jarrett telling Obama not to do it fearing it would jepordise Obama's reelection. Eventually Obama threw the whole mess in Leon Pannetta's lap and he dumped in on Admiral. McRaven's lap. It was Adm. McRaven who ordered ther SEAL's to go in, not Obama. Obama wasn't even notified until the MH-60's were entering Pakistan air space.
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The "gutsy order" and the handwritten memo.
>" The memo in question is apparently the April 2011 hand-written memo from Panetta to Naval Special Operations Cmdr. Adm. Bill McRaven -- the letter was first obtained by Time magazine, and later confirmed by Fox News. It instructed McRaven to execute the raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, only according to the “risk profile” presented to Obama and to relay additional risk-related information to the president before proceeding.
“The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands,” the memo states.
Mukasey did not back down from his claim....
“You better believe if anything else had been encountered and the mission had failed, then the blame would have fallen on McRaven,” Mukasey, appointed attorney general in 2007 under the George W. Bush administration, told Fox News on Monday night. “That’s what that is about.”..."<
Panetta drafted a letter to blame someone else, if the bin Laden mission failed - Topic
And it was Leon Panetta who acknowledge that the intelligence that led to Bin Laden was gathered during the Bush administration with the starboarding of the mastermind and the one who organized, trained and over saw the operations of the 9-11-01 attacks on America, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.