We will leave Iraq a better place - British general
Commander claims defeat of al-Qaida and dawn of democracy.....
American generals have said al-Qaida was strategically defeated in Iraq following the troop surge of late 2007.....
Cooper would not go that far, but said: "Al-Qaida had been here in significant numbers and hopefully their aims and objectives have been denied to them. The lesson that I draw from this is that an organisation like al-Qaida that purports to represent the people and then targets them will never take the people with them. They have suffered significant reverses and their ability to operate and target civilians has been diminished.
"Their organisational ability has been greatly reduced. Their ability to communicate through the internet has been taken from them and so has their ability to finance themselves. Effectively the size of their networks has been much reduced......snip~
We will leave Iraq a better place - British general | World news | The Guardian
Strategically defeated so says US Generals.....reduced says the Brit. Yeah like reduced to damn near nothing, thanks to the Sunni. Even with AQ admitting losing 90% of operational ability in Iraq.