It lacks the drama, excitement and, well, finality of V-E Day, but here’s what victory looks like in the postmodern world:
Al Qaeda went to war over Iraq, and lost. While the terrorists are trying to put a brave face on it, the defeat has hurt recruiting and fund raising. The number of foreign volunteers entering via Syria or Saudi Arabia are way down. Not just because borders are harder to cross, but because fewer young men are willing to cross them to die in Iraq. Less cash is coming in from wealthy Islamic conservatives.
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