All of America celebrates the death of Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden. The elusive terrorist managed to flee from the pursuit of the U.S. military for 10 years, finally succumbing to various serious physical maladies, which forced him to hole up in a mansion just outside Islamabad in Pakistan. Early reports indicated that he was so seriously ill that he began to suffer from dementia, and believed that he was some sort of rich king or prince in Pakistan.
U.S. forces under the direction of General David Patraeus discovered where bin Laden was staying and conducted a military operation that resulted in the terrorist's death.
General Patraeus and the U.S. military deserve the accolades, the thanks and appreciation that is fitting for such a stunning feat.
While Americans have every right to celebrate and to savor the victory over the man who ordered the murder of 3000 citizens on September 11, 2001, troubling facts linger concerning bin Laden's death.