The NYT this morning ran an article explaining that Osama was not armed at the time he was shot (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/world/asia/04raid.html?hp).
One friend said, "Of course the US can get away with this, but Israel faces this problem everyday and they are always getting crap for it!"
To which I responded, "Ya, but does that make it wrong?"
This conversation went on and on and on, and never really reached a conclusion. However I did learn something from it. People, just like media outlets, can have very different initial reactions to seemingly universally agreeable questions. Did I assume that all Americans wanted Osama Bin Laden dead? yes. Do they all care about how it was done? to my surprise, yes.