I have never believed that Al Qaeda exists, nor have I ever believed Bin Laden was their leader. However that's a big arguement I could write essays on, but this isn't about 9/11 or anything, it's about the death of Bin Laden. But let's look at this a minute;
Us british have just had the Royal Wedding, taking the attention off of the Americans, which, as much as I hate to admit it, because I despise America as a whole, is THE power in the world at the moment.
Obama is up for re-election very soon, and this has no doubt given him a ton of popularity points.
So...it's managed to put the spotlight back on America AND grant Obama popularity++ right before the election. How convenient...