Al Qaeda defeated?

United States
November 1, 2007 6:51am CST
" “Al Qaeda in Iraq is defeated,” according to Sheik Omar Jabouri, spokesman for the Iraqi Islamic Party." Here's an interesting story. Read more here. http://www.michaelyon-online.com/wp/iraqi-islamic-party-says-al-qaeda-is-defeated.htm Muslims and Americans do not have to be enemies. I'm encouraged by the existence of people like Sheik Omar Jabouri. What do you think of this example of Muslim - American co-operation? Could Al Qaeda really be finished in Iraq?
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@9676276 (264)
• Pakistan
2 Nov 07
HEY MAN it,s just a start.it,s a long over due.AL-QUAIDA is so far not defeated niether in IRAQ nor in AFGHANISTAN bcoz they,ve a very strong network throughout da WORLD n especially in AFGHANISTAN.so it,s just a start so AMERICAN leadres should think about it n now they should realise dat they,ve done a wrong thing.BUSH is no 1 Terrorist ov da WORLD.he said IRAQ have weapons ov Mass destruction, now where r da weapons ov Mass destruction?similarly American Agencies did blast a WTC in NY n BUSH was involved in dis massive curruption but he said Taliban did all these destruction n he attacked AFGHANISTAN.now he should face the MUSIC...
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
2 Nov 07
Is this real what Pakistan's people believe? I suppose, there are people in America who believe this nonsense too so I guess I shouldn't expect some one from your part of the world to think otherwise should I. Just more ignorance from a part of the world that seems to abound with it.
• India
2 Nov 07
Defeating Al Qaeda is not the real problem.We have to find a proper solution for the sufferings of Iraqi innocent people.Now terrorist are operating from different corners of the world and there is no good or bad terrorist.If we differentiate terrorist,the terrorism will never ends.Some countries are supporting terrorist and arranging hideouts for them.Double stands against terrorist is creating all the problems.
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• United States
2 Nov 07
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter? Yes, it has always been so.
• Canada
2 Nov 07
who ever has won or lost .... but what about those innocent peoples who lost lives and who lost house and peace.
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• United States
2 Nov 07
You ask the most important question. All we can do is try to create a world in which this kind of fighting no longer exists. Slowly, that is where the world is going.
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Looking around the site, it certainly seems the writer is trying to give a balanced view of the war. He doesn't make excuses for torturers or claim Iraq is the happiest place on earth. But haven't we heard this repeatedly since the war started? "Al Qaeda's on the run" and other versions of that statement? I'd love for it to be true, but this article only mentions the situation in southern Baghdad and what one tribe is doing in opposition to Al Qaeda. That being said, if it is true, then if the US can make sure those Blackwater guys stop making more people hate us, things will be looking up.
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• United States
1 Nov 07
This is an objective well thought out reasoned response. For the life of me I can not understand why you are rated so low. Maybe that explains why I am too? :-)
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@Destiny007 (5819)
• United States
1 Nov 07
If this is factual, then al-Qaeda has lost the struggle for the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. That leaves the cleaning up, which means that either al-Qaeda will withdraw from Iraq or they will be killed. I think this is a good thing and shows that desirable progress is being made. Muslims and Americans can work together for the common good of both as long as we recognize the core differences in our beliefs, and do not allow those differences to adversely affect our way of life. I do believe that i this context, this is what has been needed all along, and if the Iraqis want peace, then the only way to get that peace is by getting al-Qaeda out of Iraq altogether. These groups are what is causing all of the Iraqi deaths, and as long as they are allowed to flourish, then peace in Iraq is unachievable.
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• United States
1 Nov 07
You sound like a pretty reasonable guy with opinions like those.
@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
1 Nov 07
It is long over due. We have needed to hear some good news from the middle-east for a long time! Now watch this type of news never make the US news. I hope I am wrong but if it doesn't then that makes you think. Who is deciding what does and doesn't make news headlines here??
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• United States
1 Nov 07
It is interesting that this is not a MSM source but a private blogger who is a US citizen in Iraq existing of contributions from readers. This is made more possible by the internet. The internet is a true boon to peace and truth.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
1 Nov 07
This is just one of many examples of how perseverence and methodical work in Iraq is starting to pay off. Many have been very impatient with this war, expecting overnight results. This is the kind of thing we are going to see more and more of. This is why it is ever so important that we keep plugging at it instead of turning like cowards and running from it. Things are working.
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• United States
1 Nov 07
I can't add anything to what you've said. You pretty much said all of it and well. Thank-you.