As noted in this blog recently, the Obama administration would prefer us to believe that the War on Terror is over. They would have you believe that Al Qaeda and the Taliban are no longer a threat. This head-in-the-sand attitude completely ignores the realities of how radical the Muslim world has become.
According to the Gallup organization, about 36% of the 1.3 billion Muslims in the world believe that the attacks on 9/11 were either somewhat or completely justified. Buried within that 36% is a hardcore and radical group of 7% who do think the 9/11 attacks were "completely" justified. Now, 7% might seem like a small percentage but, in actuality, its about 91 million people. Even if one-tenth of one percent of the most radical would be willing to kill themselves for the cause, you're talking about at least 91,000 Muslims around the world who could be a serious threat to us. Of course, there's a real possibility, that this number is well understated.
The fact is that radical Muslim terrorism is never going to go away as long as radical Madrassas (schools) continue to exist throughout the world. Muslim children, at their earliest ages, are being taught to hate America, Israel, and the Western way of life. On top of that, you have thousands of radical religious leaders (Imams) teaching that same hate at weekly prayers. Those two facts, combined, are why 36% of all Muslims even believe that the 9/11 attacks were in some way justified. It doesn't matter if Bin Laden is dead. There are millions of potential terrorists who eagerly want to hurt the U.S..
Note: I would suggest that you read this article which covers a speech given by CBS Reporter Laura Logan and which is perfectly related to the above post: Chicago Sun-Times: Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East: http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/15581902-452/reporter-lara-logan-brings-ominous-news-from-middle-east.html
Statistical Reference: The Weekly Standard: Gallup says only 7 percent of the world's Muslims are political radicals. Yet 36 percent think the 9/11 attacks were in some way justified: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/066chpzg.asp?pg=1