Today we learned that Osama Bin Laden is dead.
As a patriot I’m happy there is closure.
As a New Yorker I’m elated the murderer of thousands has been taken down.
As a strategist I hope this demoralizes Al Qaeda.
As a realist I know someone else will assume his leadership position.
As a human, the revenge killing of a fanatic is a hollow victory in an ideological war that is unfortunately far from over.