Al Qaeda humiliated in Iraq
Christopher Hitchens reflects on al Qaeda failures in Iraq, "red on red", the ignorance of the media and more; read it all. Excerpt:
If all goes even reasonably well, and if a combination of elections and prosperity is enough to draw more mainstream Sunnis into politics and away from Baathist nostalgia, it will have been proved that Bin-Ladenism can be taken on—and openly defeated—in a major Middle Eastern country. And not just defeated but discredited. Humiliated. Is there anyone who does not think that this is a historic prize worth having? Worth fighting for, in fact?
So Iraq was a distraction from the war on terrorism, uh?