Does the Death of bin Laden Really Change Anything?

President Obama announced Sunday night that the world's Most Wanted Terrorist, Osama bin Laden, is dead. If reports that he was shot in the head during a commando raid are true, Osama got exactly what he deserved. On one hand this is a great event for the United States. We have finally decapitated the world's most notorious terrorist organization and avenged the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001.On the other hand, it's not certain that the death of Osama really changes all that much of the big picture. Osama has been in hiding, effectively marginalized, for ten years. President Obama was careful to mention, once again, in his speech announcing bin Laden's death, that "we are not at war with Islam." But much of Islam is at war with us, and with the rest of the non-Islamic world, whether bin Laden is alive or not. Osama had a $25 million bounty on his head for ten years in one of the poorest countries in the world1, and nobody turned him in.Osama's death does...(Read Full Article)