This is a great article from the NYP:
"For evidence of how quickly the tide of war can turn, look no further than Osama bin Laden's latest epistle to his al Qaeda underlings in Iraq.
The theme of the audiotape, broadcast on al-Jazeera TV last week, is purportedly the need to avoid "division" in the prosecution of jihad.
The not-so-subtle message: You guys are screwing up - big time.
From his bloody-handed perspective, he's right to be worried.
Both American and civilian casualties in Iraq are on track to drop drastically for the second straight month - a direct result of the sharp rise in Iraqi cooperation with U.S. forces that has resulted from Gen. David Petraeus' so-called surge strategy.
"Among the things which sadden the Muslims and delight the unbelievers," bin Laden admits, "is the hindering of some combat operations against the enemy" due to, among other things, "treachery."
What's spurring the "treachery?"
It seems that some jihadists haven't been pursuing "unity" or "righteousness" as well as they should..." (Read the entire article)
Since the left demonized the surge and the DNC nominees are running on the fact that Iraq and the greater WOT is a failure, will they be disappointed with a marked improvement of the situation on the ground? Can they leave Bush-hate and political gain aside and join the push to squash al Qaeda for the greater human good...? I hope so.