I concur completely with the closing sentiment:
It is unfortunate that many public figures are unable to view events otherwise than through a partisan prism. Osama bin Laden's operational significance had undoubtedly dwindled over the years, and al Qaeda, after nine years of relentless attacks, is a shadow of its former self. But bin Laden's death is obviously an important and helpful milestone in the long war against radical Islam. Congratulations to all who worked so hard for nearly a decade to bring it about.
Update, 5/4/11: For whatever reason--good, bad, political (and you can bet it's political), or otherwise--Nancy has now thanked President Bush for the role he played in bringing down Osama.