CIA Director Michael Hayden painted a far more optimistic picture in an interview yesterday in the Washington Post. "On balance, we are doing pretty well," he said. "Near strategic defeat of al Qaeda in Iraq. Near strategic defeat for al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia. Significant setbacks for al Qaeda globally - and here I'm going to use the word 'ideologically' - as a lot of the Islamic world pushes back on their form of Islam."
President Bush took aggressive ACTION against the terrorists.
Al Qaeda may be “on the run”, but they're not out of the game. With an Obama presidency, I'm sure they would find new life and certain cause to celebrate our stupidity.