As we all know, Obama only takes credit for successful things others do.
From Fox News:
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity tonight that the Obama Administration drafted a memo to protect the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden would have failed. That way Obama could blame the general instead of taking the blame himself. Mukasey wrote about it this week in The Wall Street Journal.
“That was a highly lawyered memo (designed to protect the president politically)… I think there’s going to be more that’s going to be tumbling out about that escapade but so far that memo is enough.“
This is part of the Hannity transcripts:
….MUKASEY: There was a memo from Leon Panetta that described the authority that was given to McCraven and it was to proceed according to the risks, only according to the risks that had been outline to the president.And if he encountered anything else, he had to check back. You better believe if anything else had been encountered and the mission had failed, then the blame would have fall own McCraven. That’s what that is about.HANNITY: So in other words, here, the approximate president’s now, everything worked out in this case. But he had put in place a CYA that if it went wrong, McCraven would have been the fall guy.MUKASEY: That was a highly lawyered memo.HANNITY: Wow. So you are saying this was designed to protect the president politically.MUKASEY: I think there is going to be more that comes tumbling out about that escapade. But so far that, memo is enough.