So he did it again! General Petraeus achieved what President Obama had promised during his presidential campaign. To hunt down and eliminate Osama bin Laden. First the surge and then what people had given up hope to achieve.
The symbolic value of having found and elimiated al Qaida's figure head should be significant. For Petraeus, now shouldering the CIA, it was important to have achieved something in Afghanistan. For Obama, this was important for his relection chances.