Thursday, March 10, 2005

AL-QAEDA DEFEATED?

Jack Wheeler thinks so. In his most recent update, Wheeler postulates that Bin Laden's latest communique to Zarqawi was the nail in the coffin of the terror group.
Dr. Jack Wheeler says the war on terrorism may have been won on March 1, when U.S. intelligence announced it had intercepted bin Laden's message to the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.

"Osama's plea to Zarqawi is a signal of hopelessness. It is part of the tectonic shift taking place throughout the Muslim world since the re-election of George W. Bush. The great hope of the terrorists was his defeat. Kerry would have postponed the elections in Iraq, giving hope to Zarqawi that he could win, and perhaps even started negotiating with al-Qaida. Now, despite Zarqawi's lashing out with suicide bombers blowing up Iraqis, the war in Iraq is all but won."

In some ways I agree with Wheeler. I also speculated that this communique was really a sign of weakness from the leader of Al-Qaeda. I guess it remains to be seen if we will be hit again, and at what level that attack will be at... Will it be bigger than 911, or on the scale of the truck bombs we are seeing in Iraq...?