If we had shared intelligence with Pakistan, the chances that it would not have leaked are about zero. Pakistan knows that, just as it knows that the palaver about friendship is meant to conceal as much as it reveals. We're all in on the wink.
Because of the spectacular crime he pulled off on 9/11, American politicians and a mass media fanning the good-versus-evil storyline elevated bin Laden to heights of influence that had little to do with reality.
As Muslim-Americans, we must take the lead in championing peace, love of mankind, and loyalty to our nation. Muslim-Americans can accomplish this by letting their actions do the talking, and taking immediate action.
While some consider bin Laden to have been the personification of evil, he was nonetheless a human being. A more appropriate response to his killing would be to mourn the many tragedies that led up to his violent death.
In 10 years of war, young, wide-eyed recruits have become grizzled veterans, and very few events would seem to let them feel we are making true progress. For our troops, last night offers a morale boost.