Toby Harnden has an interesting list over at The Telegraph of the "10 ways Barack Obama botched the aftermath of the masterful operation to kill Osama bin Laden." They include everything from "To say that bin Laden was armed and hiding behind a wife being used as a human shied was an unforgiveable embellishment" and "Too much information was released, too quickly and a lot of it was wrong" to "Obama tried to claim too much credit" and "Obama's rhetoric lurched from jingoistic to moralistic."
Triggering a torture debate was another unforced error. Toby concludes:
All this has meant that this week’s media story has become one about Obama and the White House more than one about the SEALs, the CIA and what killing bin Laden means. That’s exactly the wrong way round.
I'd said earlier that I'm so pleased with how well this Osama mission went that I wouldn't care if President Obama gloated for a while. But man has this White House's handling of everything since the mission been less than stellar.