his hand in murdering thousands of innocent people was certainly significant but in the end he was becoming more insignificant. he was a failure. the mass revolutions in the Arab world over the past few months give testament to that.
are we safer now that Bin Laden's dead? possibly, but unfortunately we are never going to be able to eradicate every single crazy extremist out there.
millions of Arab Muslims have risen up and are prepared for their own martyrdom – not for Islam but for freedom and liberty and democracy. to them, al-Qaeda was already politically dead and that is not the path they have chosen to follow.
don't lose sight of that.