CIA Says US Doing Pretty Well Against Al Qaeda

I’m writing this in the morning for afternoon posting, so, I guess my pre-question will be “how many Democrats/Liberals will decry the CIA’s assessment by this afternoon?”

(Washington Post) Less than a year after his agency warned of new threats from a resurgent al-Qaeda, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden now portrays the terrorist movement as essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and on the defensive throughout much of the rest of the world, including in its presumed haven along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

In a strikingly upbeat assessment, the CIA chief cited major gains against al-Qaeda’s allies in the Middle East and an increasingly successful campaign to destabilize the group’s core leadership.

While cautioning that al-Qaeda remains a serious threat, Hayden said Osama bin Laden is losing the battle for hearts and minds in the Islamic world and has largely forfeited his ability to exploit the Iraq war to recruit adherents. Two years ago, a CIA study concluded that the U.S.-led war had become a propaganda and marketing bonanza for al-Qaeda, generating cash donations and legions of volunteers.

Here’s an important point buried down the article on page 2

Despite the optimistic outlook, he said he is concerned that the progress against al-Qaeda could be halted or reversed because of what he considers growing complacency and a return to the mind-set that existed before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“We remain worried, and frankly, I wonder why some other people aren’t worried, too,” he said. His concern stems in part from improved intelligence-gathering that has bolstered the CIA’s understanding of al-Qaeda’s intent, he said. 

Some of us are, and are able to keep that concern along with our normal everyday worries. Others aren’t, such as the folks who control Congress and their Messiah. 

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4 Responses to “CIA Says US Doing Pretty Well Against Al Qaeda”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Patriot Teach… Nutsy Pelosi credited the Iraniacs and Mahmoud Madinthehead Ahmadinejad for the lessening of islamofascist violence, mayhem and murder? Have a grrreat weekend matey! Sharia Law suits all liberals and especially Nutsy Pelosi and her yellow coats in their polluted yellow ‘mainstream’!!

  2. John Ryan says:

    When Darth insults others he feels better about his own life

  3. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Insults? Can’t we be friends? Don Rickles is my Godfather! Sharia Law suits the left-wingbats that are hygienically and morally challenged, eh? Back to your fruit cup snack, glass of milk, polls and CNN talking points Ryan, and turn CNN off before sleeping for you’ll waste energy! That’s a no no for Demlibloonies. Nutsy Pelosi would make a wonderful pro-abortion & same sex marriage grandmother who attends Catholic Mass every Easter and Christmas and receives the Holy Eucharist for photo ops…BEFORE meeting with islamofascist terrorists in Syria?

  4. drstrangeloveb52isok says:

    Patriot Darth, you can insult me anytime for I’m not thinned skin or ribbed like the left-wing bats are! It’s a badge of honor!!

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