Judith Apter Klinghoffer writes: We are winning the war on terror in Iraq.
This conclusion is in line with what I’ve felt for a long time.
The vast majority of Muslims and even Islamists recoil from the daily pictures of Sunni mass murder of Shia in Iraq. Even Al Qaeda’s number two understands as much and “in a letter made public last week, Al Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, cautioned Mr. Zarqawi against particularly gruesome executions and attacks on Iraqi civilians for fear of their negative impact.
This result seems to be inescapable: sooner or later, either all of the terrorists have blown themselves up, or civilian sympathizers tired of being pawns have turned into enemies. Or, both.