Scott Ritter, chief UN weapons inspector before resigning in protest over the Clinton administration's interference with the process, has said he thinks the US will lose the war. Key to our strategy were two things: 1) The forces would surrender en masse without firing a shot. Has not happened. 4000 is the count so far, we still cannot capture key areas. 2) The people would welcome us as liberators. Has not happened. The Shi'ite population is already threatening to attack the US forces if they don't leave immediately after Saddam is deposed. Baghdad is not looking to be receptive to "liberation" (occupation) since we're bombing the hell out of it every night. One Irish pundit says you cannot take a city like Baghdad unless the people want you to take it.