-That is why the coalition death rate has been so low in October ( http://icasualties.org ).
We have achieved what the pacifists and islamic theocrats have adamantly claimed to be impossible: a military victory (approximate quote: "There can be no military victory, only a diplomatic victory"). This was of course not a complete military victory against the insurgency, but only a victory against Al-Qaeda. What it means though, is that a complete military victory is likewise possible. This will not make any difference to the perceptions of the pacifists though, because pacifists typically exhibit an orwellian elective-schizophrenic denial of any military victory by the United States.