Rather than opt for bombing the compound where Osama Bin Laden lived, President Obama is said to have said no to that plan in favor of a daring boots on the ground assault that would provide proof of the demise of Osama bin Laden. While more daring and dangerous, the special forces raid was far more effective and sent a more powerful message than another attack from 30,000 feet.
Instead of just suddenly being vaporized, bin Laden got to see his foe before taking a bullet to the head. Thanks to the bravery and skill of those two dozen on the ground, we got a measure of justice that is certain and appropriate.
President Obama Had Authorized Bombing of Compound in March but Wanting Evidence of OBL’s Death, Canceled It - Political Punch