The other 2008 general election candidate for president, John McCain, stated on several occasions that he would not send Special Ops into Pakistan to get bin Laden without Pakistan's permission, even if he knew exactly where bin Laden was.
One can sit now and say "Well, he would have!" except there's absolutely no evidence to support this.
CNN 2007 wrote:
"Sen. John McCain condemned Mike Huckabee Monday for saying that, as president, he would strike at terrorists inside Pakistan's borders with or without permission from the country's leadership... Sen. Barack Obama made similar comments about Pakistan in August, which McCain criticized at the time as irresponsible, as did several of Obama's Democratic rivals."
Political wire wrote:
In July 2008, Larry King asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), "If you were president and knew that bin Laden was in Pakistan, you know where, would you have U.S. forces go in after him?"
McCain said he would not.
"Larry, I'm not going to go there and here's why: because Pakistan is a sovereign nation."