If U.S. President Barack Obama is right that there is a democratic movement in the Muslim world large enough to seize power and create U.S.-friendly regimes, then he has made a wise choice. If he is wrong, he risks losing the regional coalition he has.
The relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan is ultimately far more important than the details of how Osama bin Laden was captured. And for Washington, the option of breaking with Pakistan does not exist.
The death of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden probably will have very little practical impact on the jihadist movement. The reaction of the Pakistani government and the Pakistani public to the raid will be more significant.