It was the reason why we occupied the Middle East from 2001 to today. The plan was simple: Catch or kill bin Laden. That was our promise: if we caught or killed bin Laden, we would leave the Middle East.
The mission is complete 8 years after Bonehead Bush announced it was completed. We confirmed bin Laden's death. That would mean our occupation is over, right? WRONG.
It's powerful propaganda fuel for terrorist factions to use. Our solution to ending the war is the equivalent of the village idiot trying to put out a fire by throwing gasoline on it. When someone came along and threw dirt onto the fire, the village idiot threw more gasoline on the embers just to see if it really was extinguished.