Believe the operant phrase is "killed in a shoot out with..."
This works best for these situations. Going back to SAS Princess Gate operation in London in 70's, it seems to be the usual course of action for these situations.
Personally I favor just turning him over to a group of Afghani women. If you've read the Russian reports from the 80's about the horrors they would inflict on captured Russians, I think we can trust them to do the right thing with OBL.
Posted on Nov 18, 2001, 2:16 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168