Leon Panetta.<quoted text>I must have been given the wrong 'intel' that he gave the order.
That being said, can you tell me who did issue the orders?
If you recall the events of the day, it was leaked to Vallerie Jarrett that the mission was happening about 40 minutes before the SEAL team landed in bin Laden's compound, at which time she immediately issued an abort order using the authority of the president (which Panetta ignored), and then she summoned Obama from the golf course. Obama went to Vallerie Jarrett's office, then played cards while the writers prepared something to show on a teleprompter for him. He had to be photoshopped into the photos of the command center.
Now, how about you demonstrate you are actually interested in facts and go find for us the excuse given for the abort order Vallerie Jarrett issued. That has been hidden really well since the event, but you can still find it. Here's a hint. It's not on the White House web site.