The bad news is that the new al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, appears to be much better tactically than his predecessor, Zarqawi. Of interest though is that al-Masri has ordered al Qaeda to pull out of Baghdad into the Diyala region of Iraq. This area is located between Baghdad and Iran. It may work out to be a trap for them, possibly being caught between U.S. and Iraqi forces to the west and Iranian forces to the east. It partly depends on how Iran treats the fiercely anti-Shiite al Qaeda insurgents.