It's unfortunate that it's a Presidential election year, and so policy tends to get overwhelmed by politics, on the theory that since it's a zero sum game as to who wins office, and so therefore the other side will maximize its chances to win office, you have to do so too.
Thought and reason tend to go out the window, which is unfortunate, especially because there really was a serious call to make in the case of killing Bin Laden, for starters in terms of Pakistan.
It will probably never be known in public what Pakistan did or did not know about Bin Laden, which in itself might well be a tale of the form, "You don't really want to know that story, given the consequences if that was generally understood."
But at a minimum, making a decision to openly kill Bin Laden on Pakistani territory was a serious decision to make, since there were other alternatives.
Among the alternatives were to either do nothing, and just watch from a safe distance, to go to Pakistan and inform them of the intelligenceon on his location and see what happened next, or, to do a drone or airstrike on the location, or, to do exactly same raid and plant him with the fishes, but say exactly nothing: what raid?
Or of course, one could have done the raid, but tried rather harder to capture him alive.
Thus, call it gutsy or not by President Obama, that the call was made was rather serious in character because there were many options available, especially when one considers where all that left Pakistan.
In fact, Pakistani internal and external politics haven't been the same since then, and maybe that's a good thing as to leaving Afghanistan in reasonable order, but it was definitely a decision of high level consequences.
That doesn't mean that the raid was a great thing, or what no one will have the courage to even advance, a mistake (just chop his head off and put it in a box to show the "need to know people, like other real secrets we keep), just that any time a State decides to use force, it is a very serious thing, with consequences often far larger than it would appear at first glance.
Such a lesson often gets lost in a presidential election year, as no one really wants to put forward an argument that had been made before, namely: What next?