The trail started last August. Bin Laden is a highly symbolic figure in the War Against Terror. Tony Blair was once asked in the House of Commons in PMQs how he would know the precise time at which the War Against Terror would be finally be over, and he did not know. The death of Bin Laden is being held as symbolic by the US news networks, in that nobody who commits a crime on the US will get away with it, wherever that perpetrator is in the world. The consequences of this news are unforeseen.
Clearly, the War Against Terrorism is not over. Al Qaeda is still highly active in various parts of the world including Yemen. It is said that the Obama administration will thank the work of George Bush in introducing drone strikes. The drone attacks had been going on for about two years now.
A small group of men from the U.S. conducted the operation which ended in a firefight. President Obama in his Presidential address praised the Military and Counter-Terrorist officials of the U.S. and its allies, and explained the difficulty in tracking down Bin Laden as a pivotal part in the war against Terror. President Obama, who had made it a top priority for his Administration, apparently last week authorised an action to bring Bin Laden to justice, with no Americans harmed, and took custody of Bin Laden’s body. President Obama has especially emphasised that this is not a war against Islam, and Bin Laden is not a Muslim leader. He praised Pakistan for being supportive in the U.S.’ mission, and Pakistan have agreed that this a good step forward in the War Against Terror.