The pen is mightier than the Seal Team 6, or something like that. Read the letter that officially made Bin Laden a dead man, straight off of CIA letterhead.
Before the commandos stormed his suburban Pakistani compound, before it was live tweeted, before the advanced imaging, before the war dogs, before the killer shot and mysterious sea burial, there was nothing but a barely-legible note. CIA Director Leon Panetta gave the official go ahead, Hillary gasped, and we all tweeted about it. So what does it take to make history, besides sophisticated technology and the best spec ops killers on the planet? Ninety eight words: