…he believed the strategic defeat of al Qaeda was within reach if the United States could kill or capture up to 20 remaining leaders of the core group and its affiliates. Yahoo
The Gates replacement has uttered this relatively hilarious comment whilst visiting our by no means friend in the matter Afghan prez Karzai.
- Karzai still in power in Kabul.
- Taliban in power throughout parts of the micro-stans
- US forces leaving soon.
How does the mish mash rabble that is AQ get snuffed?
I think the best case scenario is that we will continue to have to deal with jihadists extremists whether they call themselves AQ or not will be irrelevant,but with that at least we can say AQ was “defeated”.