Initial reports say that bin Laden has been killed by a u.s. air strike.
Id be interested to know what the rationale was for killing him rather than capturing him for trial, given that his death doesnt make much sense as a war aim (i.e., its not going to have much appreciable effect on al-Qaedas effectiveness, given that terrorism is driven by political situations, not by individual evil masterminds). Id also like to know who else was killed in the strike, and in particular how many noncombatants.
No tears for bin Laden here, but I predict well be in for a ghoulish firestorm of vindictive celebration for the next few days. I wonder how many self-professed Christians will recall the injunction to love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.