President Bush is pointing to more progress in Iraq.
The Washington Times reported that the number of suicide bombers entering Iraq has dropped sharply.
Bush administration and intelligence officials say that foreign fighters from Saudi Arabia and North Africa are discouraged by the success of the U.S. troop surge.
They say the surge has severely weakened al-Qaeda in Iraq and made it more difficult for foreign fighters to enter the country.
Officials also suggest that young Arabs have become turned off by al-Qaeda's extremist message.