Short of killing Osama Bin Laden, President Barak Obama as of last week, had in my opinion little or no chance of winning a second term or possibly even winning his party's nomination for a second term.
Osama bin Laden is dead. He was buried at sea according to Muslim tradition, according to U.S. Public Relations operatives. Not much else is known yet about about the operation. No country wanted a burial place on their ground to become a place to martyr him, the PR folks are saying. Such a place, I should think, will be Ground Zero.
Obama apparently had given the final authorization for the operation that claimed Bin Laden sometime Friday. America has a victory in the war on terror, nearly 10 years after bin Laden orchestrated the 9-11 attacks. Twenty-four Navy Seals slipped into a luxury compound in Pakistan and greased the terrorist with at least one shot to the head after his wife positively identified him and he refused to surrender.
DNA testing has confirmed the corpse that was buried at sea was that of bin Laden.
Obama's approval rating will likely increase significantly. Birthers will no doubt ask for the long form of Bin Laden's death certificate.
The mujahideen and al Qaeda will replace him and go on. A responsive attempt to avenge bin Laden's death should be expected in the form of an attack on Americans. The War on Terror is a holy war. It is not over and likely never will be.