The killing of bin Laden might have erased a symbol, but it doesn't end the conflict. The president made his obligatory statement, also made by his two predecessors, that the U.S. "is not -- and never will be -- at war with Islam." But it cannot be denied that a particularly virulent strain of religious disease has invaded virtually all of those who have killed or wounded so many Americans, including those of the Muslim faith.
If our policy is to hunt down these terrorists and exact justice, it is a good policy that should be pursued with the rest of the al-Qaida leadership wherever we find them. Let's celebrate this American victory -- it's needed in this ongoing war -- but then let's keep the pressure on and not give these terrorists a moment's rest.
There is plenty more that can be done, not only in Europe, but also in this country where too many terrorists reside, plotting to kill even more innocent men, women and children.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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