Friday, April 18, 2008

Lowering Their Standard for Victory

Once, al Qaeda vowed to defeat us by driving our forces from Iraq.

But now, their number two man has implicitly admitted that driving us from Iraq is beyond their capability:

"The truth is that if Bush keeps all his forces in Iraq until doomsday and until they enter hell, they will only see crisis and defeat by the will of God," said al-Zawahri, the deputy of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.

"If the American forces leave, they will lose everything. And if they stay, they will bleed to death," he said.

Got that? Al Qaeda used to boast that our defeat would be our expulstion from Iraq. Conveniently for his battered terrorists, now he says we will be defeated whether or not we are driven from Iraq.

Our Left is good at redefining our victory as defeat. Al Qaeda is the flip side, redefining their defeat as victory.