cross posted to my Rooted Cosmopolitan blog
So, anybody else out there want to see Osama's Long Form Death Certificate?
Just sayin' :)
Meanwhile there is no reason to believe Al Qaeda will not continue as before, insofar as Osama was already a figurehead, and now, body at sea or not, he is a martyr. The guy actually running the show, insofar as such a decentralized organization has a single leader, is still out there.
And Pakistan is still problematic, as highlighted by the fact that he was living in a giant out-of-place compound built a few years ago in the same township as the Pakistani military academy, filled with retired Pakistani generals and security forces.
Afghanistan is the same mess it was before.
Much of the Arab world is trying to move on... Syria and Iran not so much... yet.
Israel's leadership is still occupying the West Bank and does not appear to be serious about making peace.
Guantánamo is still open and America still tortures.
Oh yeah... our economy is still in the crapper, insofar as unemployment and wage stagnation and economic insecurity, inequality and opportunity are concerned.
So is it a good thing a really bad guy is dead. Sure.
Is the hoopla mostly bread and circuses (and war).... just askin'.