Our current administration is known for NEVER undertaking any potentially major project without considering the probable impact on its political objectives i.e. getting the leftist collectivists re elected in 2012. For that reason; why not wait until October of next year to take out the most wanted fugitive on the planet? That would be a major "October Surprise".
A report by Neil Sears in the UK Daily Mail states:
For although the CIA has thought since September that he [bin Laden] was in hiding in Abbottabad, special forces stormed his fortress only days after the website [Wikileaks] published new secret documents.
These made reference to named ‘couriers’ carrying Bin Laden’s message to his followers, and also to Abbottabad as a possible Al Qaeda bolthole.
America has already revealed that it was led to Bin Laden by tracking a man identified as his key courier.
We may have differing viewpoints as to the degree we support or condemn Mr. Assange's publication of documents embarrassing to our rulers, but the possibility his actions may have been instrumental in forcing the US government's hand at this early date prior to the 2012 elections could be seen as a "goodness thing", at least by conservatives.
I should remind readers that with the passage of a similar period of time between George H.W. Bush leading the "liberation" of Kuwait (March 1991 94% approval rating) and his defeat at the polls in 1992, the parallel to 2012 cannot be lost on Democrat operatives. This is especially true when the Repubs will likely be taking a page from Mr. Carvill's playbook: "It's the economy, stupid!"
h/t Thomas Lifson