It took ten years, but rough justice was done to Osama in the wee hours of this morning Pakistan time. No, he didn't get Mirandized nor did he get a trial, but he opted to go down fighting when a team of Seals came for him in a compound in Abbottabad. This wasn't a remote village but the site of the Pakistani West Point, so local officials will likely have some 'splainin' to do as to how Osama was sitting under their noses.
It's not a happy-happy day. al Qaeda has largely metastisized into a loose coaltion that doesn't need a leader, but the changes over the last few years have made the group less able to run big operations like 9/11.
What is interesting is that it didn't take a big military footprint to do the job; a small special-ops unit was able to do the job. That might play to a strategy that leans more towards a criminal/SWAT team approach rather than a tanks and bombers approach, supplimented by good military special forces and CIA assets.