May 1, 2003:
April 27, 2005
Nov 1, 2007:
“Al Qaeda in Iraq is defeated,”
Speaking through an interpreter at a 31 October meeting at the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters in downtown Baghdad, Sheik Omar said that al Qaeda had been “defeated mentally, and therefore is defeated physically,” referring to how clear it has become that the terrorist group’s tactics have backfired. Operatives who could once disappear back into the crowd after committing an increasingly atrocious attack no longer find safe haven among the Iraqis who live in the southern part of Baghdad. They are being hunted down and killed. Or, if they are lucky, captured by Americans.
Posted by Kate at November 1, 2007 6:15 PM
Wake me up when the stupid stops.
BONUS TRACK: Apparently, those whose lives might genuinely be affected don't quite share Kate's perky optimism. Then again, perky optimism is easy from thousands of miles away. It's funny how that works, isn't it?