When things work out, everyone looks like a genius. But I credit Obama for the courage to take a huge risk. It would have been politically safer to do nothing. If our military folks had failed (or if the high value target turned out not to be bin Laden) Obama would have looked foolish and could have been destroyed politically. But he trusted his military guys and put the mission above his own political safety. There was real courage there that we haven't seen in a politician for awhile.
There was also a huge amount of strategic planning that goes into such a mission. The Pakistani government, at some level, must have been involved in protecting bin Laden. He was 4000 ft. from the Pakistani Military Academy, their equivalent to West Point. I think the Pakistanis knew where he was and planned to use their nearby military forces to protect bin Laden.
And the disposal of bin Laden's body, according to Islamic tradition and at sea, was the perfect move that reflected an understanding of the local culture that has not previously been the hallmark of US foreign policy.