Originally Posted by 'trane
what lunacy will they further with the world's most famous martyr as the figurehead?
it's madness either way.
As Peter Bergen said last night and again today, these followers swore a personal oath to Bin Laden. I hate Hitler comparisons, but it was the same with Hitler. When Hitler died, so did Nazism. When so much of the substance of party, organization, group is tied up in a charismatic leader, once that leader's gone, so much is lost. Lop the head off the body and the body dies. Completely? No, but still. Bring him to trial and allow him to spew his hatred and put out his calls for action? Not a good idea, in my opinion. He admitted what he'd done, the end.