Obama wasn’t in the field, at risk, carrying a gun. As president, at every turn he should be thanking the guys who put their lives on the line to do this. He does so in his official speeches because he speechwriters are smart. But the more he tries to take the credit for it, the more the ground operators are saying, “Come on, man!” It really didn’t matter who was president. At the end of the day, they were going to go.Click the link for more perspectives from current and former SEALs. Of course, Obama's relationship with the troops has always been less than perfect.
In related news, yesterday, John McCain made this observation: "[T]he thing about heroes, they don't brag."