President Obama has declared that justice has now been done by the death of Bin Laden.
If that is so, this should be the time for troops to leave Afghanistan. There is only so much training and preparation western troops can give to Afghan security forces. Advsiers and teachers could stay on to help them if that is the wish of their government.
It would also be a good time for the UN to reconsider its position in Libya and decide if it has done all it can to protect civilians from the warring forces on the streets of their cities. Short of sending troops in to create and enforce a peace, it is difficult to see how much can be done from the air.
The West should use the death of Bin Laden to rethink its commitment to military and political intervention in the Middle East, and bring an end to its so called war on terror. Many Middle Eastern countries need more consttitutional reform and more efforts to get dissenters to operate within a political framework. Those have to be local choices. It does not need external military powers seeking to alter the balance of force and fear within each country.