Posted by SAM on 30 May, 2008 at 3:54 am. 9 comments already!

For years we’ve heard that Al Queda is more powerful than ever.  Well, that’s good political reporting for one side of the aisle, but it’s not the truth according to the latest intelligence reporting.


While cautioning that al-Qaeda remains a serious threat, Hayden said Osama bin Laden is losing the battle for hearts and minds in the Islamic world and has largely forfeited his ability to exploit the Iraq war to recruit adherents. Two years ago, a CIA study concluded that the U.S.-led war had become a propaganda and marketing bonanza for al-Qaeda, generating cash donations and legions of volunteers.