I sure hope that's not true. There are simply too many things that could go wrong -- all for the dubious benefit of bin Laden dying in a jail cell after enjoying the opportunity to make a mockery of the U.S. justice system -- or worse, because it would be so easy, an international court. The beauty of the terror king's two-bullet ending was that it had an ending.
On Monday, Umberg spoke of sacrifices made by members of the military and their families, and noted, "The sacrifices are not over."
Al-Qaida still exists. Afghanistan remains a dangerous haven. As Bush discovered, the more successful a president is in keeping America safe, the less voters support measures to protect themselves. Bin Laden's death will fuel the pressure for a precipitous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. But this is no time to lose resolve.