Thursday, October 18, 2007

Al Qaeda worldwide

As I've been trying to evaluate the global war on terror, a key point to me has been have we beaten Al Qaeda in Iraq? There are lots of people that think we have. I'm thinking we're close and maybe we have beaten them there. If we haven't yet, it's right around the corner. This has to be the main issue driving the Democrats even more insane than they originally were. One undeniable fact, as I see it, is that while Al Qaeda has made their main battle front for the war Iraq, we've not had a major terrorist attack against us. To me it's stupidity on AQ's side, and fortunate for our side. They want to go after our military. Our military is just fine with that idea.

Now, I'm reading reports of a dramatic drop in the numbers of foreign terrorist going into Iraq. That's been interesting to toss around my empty head. My theory is that maybe AQ's losses in Iraq are doing more damage to the worldwide movement than we understand. Recruiting has got to be much more difficult now that the Muslim world understands that America isn't going to run away if the going gets tough, despite the fact that the Democratic leadership we have is certainly trying to indicate that to our enemies. Reality must be setting in. AQ jeopardizes losing ground in other countries if the continue to pour resources into Iraq and they get taken out by our troops. At some point, they have to give up and try and make a stand somewhere else.

You might logically think that Pakistan is the regrouping point. It may well be. You need to read what Ed Morrissey over at Captains Quarters has up in his post on the return from exile of Bhutto and what that might mean to their war against AQ in That Didn't Take Long
  • The Taliban and al-Qaeda threatened to kill her if she returned. She has openly supported the American-led war on terror, and has even suggested that the Americans cross the border into Waziristan to assist Pakistan in wiping out the Islamists. They know that her return and pending alliance with Pervez Musharraf puts them at a strong disadvantage in Pakistan, where they had hoped to prevail politically.

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