The instant that Osama bin Laden's death had been made public, a wave of pre-emptive videos and articles flushed their way onto the internet to mock those silly Yanks again who had been seen in the street celebrating the death of their most wanted man. This boring generation can produce so little beyond inanely attacking the status quo that they'll even do it before that status quo has had time to wake up and read the news and process itself. In fact the death of bin Laden plays quite nicely into the hands of those who think that they know better than everyone else about the 'real' motives behind the War on Terror and how we 'really' should be fighting it. Not only does the sight of patriotism and celebration provide the ultimate fish in a barrel to produce a trendy 'intellectual' attack on such silly behaviour, it also allows the idiots to juxtapose this jubilation with a solemn message about the 'futile' wars abroad remaining without change. Because you see these people know better.
They know that even in spite of the images broadcast across the world of Afghans attacking UN workers and other innocents that played no role in the, and I hesitate to call it this, 'provocation' only a few weeks ago. In spite of the fact that our main 'ally' in the region Pakistan which guzzles up huge quantities of aid from the West in the spirit of fighting terrorism had allowed bin Laden's presence to go unnoticed, not in a cave somewhere on their border, but only 60 miles from their capital in a mansion. They just know that in fact Afghan society is developed enough to be self-sufficient and share a border with nuclear Pakistan, without posing a threat to the West. They just know that Obama is no different to Bush, sucked into these wars by the irresistible Military Industrial Complex instead of any legitimate concerns of national security. And they certainly know a lot better than to celebrate or appreciate the significance of adding the man that provoked the War on Terror to the enormous list of terrorists and jihadists that have been killed, combined with the destruction of much of al-Qaeda's infrastructure and ability to commit acts of terror.