Obama defeats Al Qaeda

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    A loss of popular support has ended many terrorist groups, and it is a plausible scenario for al Qaeda. Support can be compromised through miscalculation, especially in targeting, and popular backlash. The Real Irish Republican Army and India's Sikh separatists come to mind. Or a campaign can fail to convey a positive image or progress toward its goals, which amply applies to al Qaeda.

    While the group continues to be dangerous, the faltering popularity of this campaign with most Muslims provides clear evidence of this dynamic underway.

    For instance, a Pew Global Attitudes Project poll released in September showed a remarkable drop in support for suicide bombing and Osama bin Laden in key Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan. In Pakistan, whereas some 41 percent approved of suicide terror attacks five years ago, that number has fallen to a mere 5 percent today.

    Commentary: Al Qaeda's support is fading - CNN.com
     
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    Oh no, there is no way it could possibly be because of Bush going in and kicking their asses with our military for so long ... nope, it's because Obama is letting the military still kick their asses.
     
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    Does it really matter who gets credit?
     
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    Five years ago Bush and Cheney were turning the world against us.

    Obama has changed world opinion in our favor.

    And he didn't have to invade Iraq to do it.

    Leadership is gaining support for your goals among your allies.
     
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    No, but then why are they trying to make it sound like it's all because of Obama?

    Not to mention, almost everyone has been against Bush going over there in the first place, yet as we see now, if he hadn't this good news wouldn't have come about, now would it? Not to mention that everyone called Bush a complete failure just because they didn't like him, hell, I thought he was an idiot to but I know he did some things right, Obama on the other hand is a phony and doesn't deserve credit for anything he doesn't do either but is still taking the credit.
     
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    You are blind as a bat. Terrorists don't support anyone but themselves, no matter what. It has nothing to do with "image", they are simply running out of people to use as bombs and can't recruit anymore because the others know it's futile.
     
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    I think this is so funny... Bush is bashed for months over his policy in Iraq and the Al Qaeda stance he took. Obama even bashed Bush many times in his bid for election. Now, the credit goes to Obama for success in this war? Please give me a barf bag... I can't believe anybody would even have the balls to suggest Obama is a success in Iraq when all he wants to do is get the hell out of there and bash Bush for sending troops there in the first place. For him to be given ANY credit for Iraq at all would just be shameful.
     
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    Anyone who gives Obama credit for this needs a brain transplant, period.
     
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    Why do we keep going down this path?

    People opposed Bush going into Iraq.
    Nobody opposed the invasion of Afghanistan where AlQaeda was located
     
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    Chris's naivety is legendary.
     
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