This is an excerpt of President Barack Obama’s speech about the death of Osama bin Laden.
“Today, AT MY DIRECTION, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.”
See full speech here.
Carefully worded. There’s no mistaking who’s at the helm. There’s no mistaking who is in charge. There’s no mistaking who takes the credit.