UBL might be dead, but Al Qaeda has plenty of higher commanders, as well as a decentralized organization, to survive and continue terrorist attacks on America and the West. Further, Al Qaeda was not the Taliban and had been hosted in Afghanistan by the Taliban. We can be sure that if the Taliban return to power in Afghanistan, it will allow Al Qaeda and sister terrorist organizations to work. And the Taliban exists in force in Pakistan, where they work to destablize that Muslim nuclear power. We cannot leave the region. Our work there must continue.