capturing osama bin laden has more psychological effect on the american people rather than the actual thing on the ground because everybody was looking for him so he did not have the real power to lead his organization in the fear that he will be capture and I personally don't think that taking out the leader will pull the terrorist back. in fact it will push them from the defense to the offense. something good the united states did yesterday is that they killed bin laden instead of capturing him because bringing him into justice will bring humilation into the enemy, this could lead to a much worse consequences than just killing him. look to what happens in Iraq after saddam was captured .
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)