I believe that Obama is correct that Al Qaida is on the run. With the recent attention that the terrorist organization has received from the United States, they have not had the luxury of flying under the radar in a David versus Goliath scenario. The United States has indebted themselves in two wars to fight Al Qaida along with our efforts of assasinating Osama Bin Laden and attempting to place democracy in the middle east.
Yes, He has that right to say it. They have tried to attack and only been stopped each and every time when they have tried to hit in North America. They are getting ready to stop trying to attack America they are backing down. Eventually they will see we are not a force to be reckoned with soon.
The fact of the matter is that al qaida is on the run and that they have been on the run for over a decade. They are in shambles and most of their leaders have been taken out. What they're attempting now is to join with rebel groups in the middle east and north africa.
What branch of Al Qaida is he talking about when he says that? Since the United States killed Osama bin Laden, Al Qaida has fractured into dozens of splinter groups. Some of them are about as scary as an angry white man writing a letter to the editor. Others are pretty powerful and terrifying.