I'd take a look at the nationalities of the people posting on both sides in this conversation though. You can probably take that as a fairly good indicator as to the split in oppinions of how to deal with this kind of thing around the world.
I've looked. I really only see one nationality in particular with a wide range of veiws on the matter.
I am just trying to put the best face on my fellow human beings and bring another way of looking at it to the table. It really is all about the media's choice on what to cover. 4000 out of 310 million people celebrating Bin Laden's death in 2 locations... 12000 out of a billion people in 6 locations celebrating the fall of the WTC... That is not the best way to guage a people's standards.
Those whom may be
celebrating Bin Laden's death are unfit to judge him and his deeds, so too, are those that would judge them that are celebrating Bin Laden's death. I understand what you are saying but forgive me if I also still see a deep bias on your part. I am sure that hundereds if not thousands of examples of discraceful acts can be found in any western country, maybe not over the death of Bin Laden but disgraceful all the same. Riots over austerity measures, insulting pictures of an important religious figure, laws that impose on a human being's fundamental right to observe their religious attire in public, holidays celebrating a man that attempted to blow up parliament, ect. ect. ect.
As for what was and wasn't done legally... PFT! Bin Laden is probably alive and well after cutting a deal with the US gov.
FT: What is this 'Christian' thing I keep hearing about?