We don't have the cognitive wherewithal to watch multiple channels of news coverage, but for our money Al Jazeera English is doing a fine, fine job of bringing together the issues on the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
And the key questions are: (1) What does this mean for US-Pakistan relations and Pakistan's involvement in anti-terror activities? (2) What effect will this have on the direction of the "Arab Spring"?
On 1, we're glad that Pakistani forces participated but wonder how many officials knew that OBL was under their noses.
On 2, we're guessing that this will further marginalize what a friend calls "the caliphate crowd." Folks want to be modern, at least most folks.
It's fitting that OBL lived to see in Muslim countries a nascent movement not toward caliphate but toward democracy. We'd say that's what really killed him, with all the props we can give to the intrepid Navy Seals who generously ushered him into his future and buried his remains at sea.
And as many wish that Dubya had made the fateful announcement, we remind gentle readers that his invasion of Iraq is likely the necessary impetus to the democratic movement sweeping the Middle East. Mission Accomplished indeed!