Anne_1...Gary was correct in the facts. Your research will prove it. Mr. Obama did indeed take credit for giving an order that Panetta had the Seals carry out. He did have a letter waiting in the wings to disavow their actions if things went wrong. He did put the lives of the Seals in peril with his grandstanding. He did use the action for political purposes.
I'll go further than Gary by expressing my opinion that the Seals that died in a rocket attack on their plane while on a mission shortly thereafter, died because of the actions of this president. Why should the SEALS have respect for a man who takes credit for their actions and holds them up to increased danger?