Good News Falls on Democrat Deaf Ears
Very good news is coming out of Iraq. Not surprisingly, this hasn't caused a change of heart among the Democratic leadership.
It hasn't even given them pause. One wonders if they are capable of hearing such news anymore.
The Times Online reports that al-Qaeda is facing rebellion from within its ranks. "Fed up with being part of a group that cuts off a person's face with piano wire to teach others a lesson, dozens of low-level members of al-Qaida are daring to become informants for the U.S. military in a hostile Baghdad neighborhood."
Some of these junior Al Qaeda members are said to be repulsed by the gratuitous, barbaric violence. One said, "I am sick of it and I hate them, and I am done."
The good news doesn't stop here. Al-Qaida is not only facing internal dissension, but evidence is also emerging that other ethnic forces formerly friendly to al-Qaida are changing their tune. Iraqi locals are denying al-Qaida the sanctuary they need to operate. Lt. Col Stephen Michael, commander of a 700-troop battalion in Doura, says, "Al-Qaida's days are numbered, and right now he is scrambling."