The juxtaposition of viewpoints can't be more stark. Al-Qaida apparently thinks that they are on the ropes, losing Iraqi popular opinion, money and new recruits. See Yahoo, Ralph Peters at NY Post, and ABC News. Strategy Page discusses the coalition's rapid follow-up on Zarqawi's address book. It is clear that we are, in fact, winning in Iraq. Yet 153 members of the House of Representatives supported a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq just as we have the bad guys on the run! See New York Times for a write-up. See commentary at Captain's Quarters. It sure looks like denial to me.