War on terror abject failure?

What do you call a policy that achieves the exact opposite of its stated goals? A neo-conservative policy! The Bushies should have called it "The War on Hussein". Then they could claim some sort of victory. A new report out today claims that Al Qaeda is stronger than ever despite six years of conflict ostensibly aimed at wiping it out. Good going, guys. Popsicles all around.

The report, titled Al-Qaeda Better Positioned to Strike the West concludes that, well, Al-Qaeda is in a better position to attack the West than in 2001. Said CIA deputy director of intelligence, John Kringen:

"We see more training. We see more money. We see more communications. We see that activity rising."

So in other words, the War on Terror is a categorical failure. Oh, wait. It has been staggeringly effective in killing US troops and Iraqi civilians. So it has that going for it.

This is what happens when you put yourself at the mercy of imbeciles.