I am somewhat amazed that the President would make this announcement without any evidence.
The lead paragraph says, "Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept.
11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces
Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive
decade on the run."
As if the highly-trained and highly-educated operatives didn't know the importance of proof. Of course, they do and did. If this happened, there is definite, inarguable proof.
I know, from listening to him speak, that President Obama is damn smart, and just went through the 'birther' nonsense; it's hard to imagine that he would make this announcement if there was any possibility that it was not true. On the other hand, I cannot imagine a scenario in which the positive results of not releasing any evidence outweigh the negative results of not releasing any evidence, and I'm pretty smart myself.
I have to lean toward it being true, but it's hard to swallow.