AL QAEDA ON THE RUN
I came across this World Tribune piece entitled, “Al Qaida is 70 percent gone, their ‘days are numbered’ the other day but didn’t get around to commenting on it. Donald Sensing has taken care of it, explaining why al Qaeda is simply not in the United States’ league militarily, making this outcome inevitable once 9/11 created the political will to act. In an earlier piece, he writes on the strategic aspects of the conflict.
I’m somewhat less optimistic than Don on the prospects of long-term victory in the war on global terrorism. I’m not even sure how one even defines the term when fighting a non-state actor. But I agree with him that constantly killing or capturing their major leaders, disrupting their bases, and making giving them safe harbor unprofitable will go a long way to rendering them a much weaker threat.