They got him and he is dead. At long last Osama met his match and the hitherto tough-talking mass murderer was shot hiding behind his screaming wife whom he shamelessly turned into a human shield. What a royal coward?
The lesson is clear. Behind the tough talk from fugitives resides the soft underbelly that epitomizes superlative cowardice. Professor Laurent Gbagbo hid behind his wife Simone before capture and now Osama tried to use his wife as a human shield. He may have lived large and sounded tough but that bravado melted when the time of reckoning came.
Conspiracy theorists will be working overdrive flogging the tired lines of imperialism and Osama being the handiwork of US itself. But the bottom line for those Kenyans who have bored the raw brunt of his his murderous rage is he met his match. Live by the sword, die by the very blade.
That Osama successfully played hide-and-seek for close to two decades evading capture does not subtract the fact that he was the ultimate evil. And back home one genociduer Felician Kabuga will be left scratching his head before he is smoked. He can run but cannot hide forever. No amount of fraud will buy his eternal freedom from corrupt Kenyans.
Osama is down and out and that leaves the world without one devil incarnate. At the risk of sounding sadistic, kudos to the executioners.