I only find it hypocritical because, these are the same people who made it a HUGE point that Obama should get no credit for the successful SEAL raids on either the Somali pirates or even the OBL raid. Republicans were quick to point out the distance between actions on the ground and POTUS. They wanted to make sure that Obama received as little credit as possible for these direct actions. But when the operation goes bad (or there simply is no operation), they want to make it look like the President was personally in Italy preventing a helicopter with a QRF from taking off.
It just doesn't ring true to me.