Good News on Al Qaeda

These type of intelligence assessments are always changing, but this report from the Washington Post is quite encouraging:

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.

The most positive development in the War on Terror over the past year and a half or so, has been the utter rejection of Al Qaeda’s vision for the world within the Islamic community, as evidenced most dramatically by the willingness of Iraqi Sunnis to ally themselves with the U.S. over Al Qaeda.