That ain't what Bill McRaven says -- "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 also said, "The president of the United States is fantastic. 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."
As commander of the U.S. Special Ops Command, I don't think Bill McRaven is likely to be much of a gratuitous brown-noser.