I actually read some good news today. Al-Qaeda in Iraq is struggling to recruit suicide bombers. The deaths of two important men - Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayub al-Masri - has put a dent in their leadership. Brigadier General Ralph Baker, a senior US officer in Baghdad said they are weaker now and it's getting harder for them to regenerate after the recent arrest of 404 Al-Qaeda members.
The General said "But it's just not the leadership that they will have trouble finding replacements for, we know they are having great difficulties recruiting scuide bombers because of better security on Iraq's border with Syria".
When we thought it was almost over, the innocent people of Iraq are still dying. While the Iraqi government and the US military were celebrating the death of Baghdadi and Masri, car bombs were being planted throughout Baghdad and on Friday last, 54 more people died and 201 were injured. The sooner Australia is out of this dirty war the better.