We have assassinated a figure head and enshrined him forever as a martyr. By his death, we have created a Che Guevara for the Muslim world. This would not have been the case had he died of natural causes or at the hands of other Muslims.
Al Zawahiri was in operational control of Al Qaeda for years before Bin Laden’s death and remains in control after it. Some newspaper headlines have cried out “The 911 Mastermind Is Dead”, but it isn’t so. Whether he conceived the idea or not, and there is much evidence to say he did not, the genius was in the development and execution, not in the conception. The mastermind of 911 is alive and our president believes he should have a chance to obtain a verdict of innocence in a trial in a U.S. court. It was a religious leader that we assassinated.