Col Richard Kemp, the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, tells BBC News: "This is not just symbolic - this is a major setback to al-Qaeda. It shows that the US is strong and al-Qaeda is weak. It is the third major high point of the war on terror. The first was the removal of the Taliban from power. The second was the defeat of Saddam Hussein. And now, the death of Osama Bin Laden."
Did Saddam Hussein use terrorist methods? I thought he saw himself as a military man, I would have thought that Col Kemp would have known the difference (but perhaps he knows something that we don't, perhaps something that hasnt been released to the news, in which case its a gaff for letting that out)