Bin Laden has been killed in a firefight with US troops in, of all places, Pakistan. Who would have thought?
As of this writing, the degree to which Pakistan participated in or allowed the attack does not seem to be known. Whether the Pakistani government supported US efforts there or not, they can be expected to act shocked - Shocked, I tell you! - that Bin Laden was found in their back yard.
Bin Laden, if he believed in what he sent so many others to die for, ought to have been glad to perish in battle. Instead, he reportedly used a woman as a shield during the fight. She was also killed.
Bin Laden was reportedly dispatched by a shot in the head. Not, we can hope, before he had plenty of time to think about what was happening to him.
The White House announced that Bin Laden's body will be handled in accordance with Islamic practices. Does that mean it'll be dragged through the streets, as our soldiers' bodies were in Somalia? Or does it mean it'll be partially dismembered and hanged from a bridge, as was done to US contractors in Iraq? Maybe it'll be incinerated, as were so many of the bodies of those who died in the Twin Towers. Perhaps it will be filled with broken glass and crushed under a heavy weight, as happened to the people who died in the attacks on our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.