Yet the Arab Moslem world has turned against the jihad even as we smash up the enemy inside Iraq:
Most Arab nations have agreed on a new set of regulations to crack down on terrorist fund raising and money laundering in their countries. Until the recent defeat of al Qaeda in Iraq, it was considered too politically risky to go after wealthy donors to Islamic radical groups.
It's no longer fashionable to rejoice whenever a Islamic terrorist bomb goes off in the West, or anywhere else for that matter. Since 2003, most of the al Qaeda violence has been against Arabs, and after a few years of this, public opinion turned on the Islamic terrorists.
Another aspect of the crack down on money laundering is the growing popularity of honesty is business and government.
Isn't it odd that victory in Iraq--a fight that our Left insists has nothing to do with al Qaeda--is changing attitudes in the Arab world about jihadists and their society?
Probably just a coincidence.