The reports coming out of Washington are that evil al Qaeda mastermind/fanatic Osama Bin Laden is dead and his body is in U.S. custody. As I write this, I am awaiting President Barack Obama's public speech on the topic.
So, until the president speaks, let me just note how welcome this news is. One does not have to glorify in death to be happy when a mass murderer is dead. I hate killing and war, but Osama Bin Laden is about as far from an innocent or from a correctable criminal as one can get. So, if the reports are true and the awful Osama is dead, then that's great news. It doesn't mean al Qaeda is no longer a threat, but it puts the biggest spanner in their operations that we've yet seen, and they do remain a lethal threat, even to relatively minor military nations.
Osama, may you never rest in peace.