Eliminating Bin Laden is a good thing. But it has come eight years later than it should. The Bushies talk a big game about how tough they are and how effective their use of torture was but the fact is that they didn’t get the guy, Obama did. It was not even apparent that they really wanted to get OBL, if they had killed OBL they would have lost the pretext for their emergency powers.
Problem now is that Al Qaeda really had two leaders and Al Zawahiri is the more dangerous of the two. He was involved in the murder of Saddat and he was the organizing force and ideological leader. But the elimination of OBL makes a withdrawal from Afghanistan much easier now.