18 January 2008

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Getting Whooped

AQI, Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia, the Islamic State of Iraq, whatever you want to call the psychotic madmen that subscribe to the belief that the Middle East should be restored to it's 8th century glory, who employ tactics of torture, suicide attacks, intimidation, and thuggery against the Iraqi people, are losing, bad (sorry for the run-on sentence). The Iraqi government might have problems, infrastructure is still in the shits, and the length of coalition presence and function remains unclear; but at least these Qaeda dickheads are either being killed, captured, or flying the coop. Check out these schnazzy graphs Lieutenant General Odierno dished out a press conference yesterday which compares AQI presence in '06 to '07:

Good stuff! Long War Journal discusses in more detail.