Bin Laden killed by Delta Force would make a few Americans happy for a few minutes before they stopped caring at all once again, but it would make THOUSANDS of radical Muslim jihadists into instant weapons with any and all targets on their mind and no time table.
If Bin Laden happens to disappear from the face of the earth via a heart attack or other medical problem that would be to everyone’s advantage. If he were to find himself confined in our custody somewhere that too would serve a great purpose. However making a martyr of him would be strategically stupid.
My take on this is simple, the entire mission was planned to fail from the top down. The American people see reports that Delta tried to take him out but ran into snags, the radical world gets to feel good about how poorly trained our special forces are, and thousands of innocent lives are saved.