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Has the hunt for Osama bin Laden been a distraction from Britain and America's domestic problems?

Hurrah! Osama bin Laden is dead, shot by US Special Forces in a raid on his mansion near Islamabad.  George W Bush calls it “a momentous achievement.” David Cameron says it “will bring great relief to people across the world.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the killing a “resounding triumph for justice, freedom and the values shared by all democratic nations.”

Let us not exaggerate. Yes, the families of…

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