The biggest problem with dealing with bin Laden is the fact that, no matter how he ends up dead, the radical faction of the Muslim fundimentalist movement is going to make him a martyer. The perception (as I understand it) is not if he won a war with us, but that he stood up to us. Saddam was tooting his horn right after the Gulf war. He said (in effect) "Look at me! I stood up to the whole western coalition!" His people ate it up. Bin Laden WILL be a martyer, so the wisest thing we can do is capture him, try him and put him in the deepest, darkest hole we can find. That makes him a captive, not a martyer. Kinda takes the wind out of any argument that al-Quida might have about murdering their leader, and it's all nice and legal. I wonder how long he can survive on bread and water?