It is looking more and more as if we really have al Qaeda in Iraq on the run. Ralph Peters, the astute military columnist, talked to General Raymond Odierno in Baghdad:

“In a forthright interview with The Post yesterday, the commanding general of the Multinational Corps-Iraq – the man who leads the day-to-day fight in support of Gen. David Petraeus – noted that, while foreign terrorists remain a threat, al Qaeda’s been wounded so deeply by the Sunni Arab shift against them that he now feels other issues take priority