N'en déplaise à Obama et à tous ceux qui souhaitent une défaite des Américains en Irak, les affaires vont plutôt mal pour l'organisation de Ben Laden. Voici un extrait d'un document produit par Al-Qaeda et intercepté par l'armée américaine:

« There were almost 600 fighters in our sector before the tribes changed course 360 degrees . . . Many of our fighters quit and some of them joined the deserters . . . As a result of that the number of fighters dropped down to 20 or less. We were mistreated, cheated and betrayed by some of our brothers who used to be part of the Jihadi movement. We lost cities and afterward, villages… We find ourselves in a wasteland desert.

The Islamic State of Iraq [al-Qaeda] is faced with an extraordinary crisis, especially in al-Anbar province. Al-Qaeda’s expulsion from Anbar created weakness and psychological defeat. This also created panic, fear and the unwillingness to fight. The morale of the fighters went down and they wanted to be transferred to administrative positions rather than be fighters. There was a total collapse in the security structure of the organisation. »