Consider this a long-read: Michael Moore has penned a well-written opinion piece (on his own website, duh) about what the death of Osama Bin Laden means to the United States and to others who look up to the United States.

First off, he says he is glad that Osama is dead. I don’t think there’s any argument about that. What he believes we’ve lost in the direct aftermath of this mess is the due process in which this country is founded on — that is, the belief that somebody is innocent until proven guilt by trial. There’s no doubt that Osama would have been found guilty but the fact that we didn’t give him a trial (Moore sites examples like Nazis on trial in Nuremberg) means that we’ve fundamentally changed as a country.

A good read whether you like Moore or not.