Al Qauida is currently a live and well but vastly different organization than what it used to be. They aren't capable of the large scale 9/11 type terrorism that they previously committed. Now it looks like a couple of guys merely strap bombs to themselves and go find a bunch of people.
After 9/11 we had Afghanistan and the undoing of the Taliban. We asked the Afghani's over and over to give us bin laden, and they refused i think they cited traditional arab customs of being hospitablle to guests. Or for whatever reason we came down, defeated the taliban and killed many many al qaeda; and reorganized the country.
Now, we are in a situation that bin laden is drooling over. We are in iraq for no apparant reason pissing the arabs off and creating many many more terrorists in the process and losing international face not to mention the arabs.
If we get out of Iraq soon i think that the afghanistan thing did the trick. People know that we will fight respond very aggressively in the future.
Anyone else have positive prospects for our homeland's security or am i just wrong?