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Scott Ritter: "The United States is going to leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated.
Independent Online Newspapers ^ | March 26, 2003 | Sapa-AFP

Posted on 03/26/2003 4:30:03 PM PST by dmcg_98

"US will lose war", says former UN inspector

March 26 2003 at 06:42PM

Lisbon - The United States does not have the military means to take over Baghdad and will lose the war against Iraq, former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter said.

"The United States is going to leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated. It is a war we can not win," he told private radio TSF in an interview broadcast here Tuesday evening.

"We do not have the military means to take over Baghdad and for this reason I believe the defeat of the United States in this war is inevitable," he said.

"Every time we confront Iraqi troops we may win some tactical battles, as we did for ten years in Vietnam but we will not be able to win this war, which in my opinion is already lost," Ritter added.

'It is a war we can not win' Stiffening Iraqi resistance as US-led forces close in on Baghdad have prompted questions about the strategy to use precision air power and a smaller, fast moving ground force to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Some military analysts have said there are not enough allied troops in Iraq to take control of Baghdad, where Saddam Hussein's elite troops are said to be concentrated, and that the planning of the war was overly optimistic.

But British Prime Minister Tony Blair told parliament Wednesday the United States and Britain believe they have "sufficient forces" in Iraq and London was not planning to send reinforcements to the country at this stage.

A combination of bad weather and heavy fighting in central Iraq has slowed the advance of coalition troops marching on Baghdad.

Ritter resigned in August 1998 after accusing both Washington and the United Nations of not doing enough to support the weapons inspectors.

Since leaving the UN weapons inspectors team he has become an outspoken critic of US policies towards Iraq. - Sapa-AFP


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1 posted on 03/26/2003 4:30:03 PM PST by dmcg_98
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To: dmcg_98
There's that Scott Ritter again...can't get his mind of off, "tail."
2 posted on 03/26/2003 4:30:55 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Sorry Sir!)
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To: dmcg_98
Pathetic Loser Alert
3 posted on 03/26/2003 4:31:04 PM PST by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: dmcg_98
Losers never know when to keep quiet. Must have attended a Bill Clinton Public Relations Seminar.
4 posted on 03/26/2003 4:31:22 PM PST by Russell Scott (Iraqi soldier, is it really worth dying for the Butcher of Baghdad?)
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To: dmcg_98
Irrelevant pedophile.
5 posted on 03/26/2003 4:31:47 PM PST by Maedhros (I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.)
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To: dmcg_98
When does this jack-off NOT toe the Iraqi line? He should be charged with treason, IMHO.
6 posted on 03/26/2003 4:31:49 PM PST by SunStar (Democrats Piss Me Off !!)
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To: dmcg_98
Hey Scott, go back into Saddam's bunker, you treasonous pedophile.
7 posted on 03/26/2003 4:32:09 PM PST by Starrgaizr
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To: Joe 6-pack
tail ...hehehe
8 posted on 03/26/2003 4:32:09 PM PST by Maedhros (I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.)
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To: dmcg_98
Ritter needs to declare his loyalty to Saddam and quit playing games
9 posted on 03/26/2003 4:32:18 PM PST by MJY1288 (We're Rolling)
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10 posted on 03/26/2003 4:32:36 PM PST by mhking
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To: Joe 6-pack
There's that Scott Ritter again...can't get his mind of off, "tail."

The younger tail the better. This disgraced perverted pedophile is now a military expert too apparently.

11 posted on 03/26/2003 4:32:43 PM PST by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: dmcg_98
Like most inspectors, he probably has had his life or that of his family or friend's threatened. Sort of like being a jurist on a trial for a murderer or drug dealer.
12 posted on 03/26/2003 4:32:54 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: dmcg_98
What is with this SOB?
13 posted on 03/26/2003 4:33:00 PM PST by sonofatpatcher2 (Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: dmcg_98
Don't worry TRAITOR RITTER, maybe the sex pictures the Iraqis are holding, might get cremated along with your buddies in Baghdad.
14 posted on 03/26/2003 4:33:04 PM PST by Uncle George
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To: Maedhros
You know, Chirac has acted a lot like Ritter. Wonder what dirt Saddam has on him.
15 posted on 03/26/2003 4:33:16 PM PST by Starrgaizr
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To: dmcg_98
Some military analysts have said there are not enough allied troops in Iraq to take control of Baghdad, where Saddam Hussein's elite troops are said to be concentrated, and that the planning of the war was overly optimistic.<P If this is indeed true, then I would think it prudent for all civilians to get out of Baghdad. If we cannot occupy all of Baghdad, we may need to trim its size a bit...
16 posted on 03/26/2003 4:33:19 PM PST by SunStar (Democrats Piss Me Off !!)
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To: dmcg_98
pedophile
17 posted on 03/26/2003 4:33:28 PM PST by CyberCowboy777 (In those days... Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.)
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To: CatOwner
That or he's insane!
18 posted on 03/26/2003 4:33:52 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: dmcg_98
Yeah, then perhaps they'll all swing by Burger king and pick up some nice, juicy little girls..

(Why anyone takes this pervert seriously enough to publish, I will never know.)

19 posted on 03/26/2003 4:33:57 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville, and this is "Freepin for Zot!")
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To: mhking
Ritter sure draws a high reply-per-minute rate.
20 posted on 03/26/2003 4:34:08 PM PST by Starrgaizr
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To: dmcg_98
This idiot has really fallen off the deep end.
21 posted on 03/26/2003 4:34:45 PM PST by narby (Ignorance is Blix)
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To: dmcg_98
Suggest we strap Ritter and Michael Moore together and drop the resulting 2,000 pound bomb on the enemy.
22 posted on 03/26/2003 4:35:12 PM PST by Argus
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To: mhking
I just LOVE that pic!!!
23 posted on 03/26/2003 4:35:20 PM PST by Neets (Mess with me and you'll be introduced to my big ole can of MOAB.)
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To: dmcg_98
The local wgy albany NY station has been slamming him all afternoon over this story, host said I looked and oh Scott was arrested by trying to lure underage girls to a local Burger King for sex, hmmmm SCOTT RITTER is a pervert.
24 posted on 03/26/2003 4:35:50 PM PST by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth......)
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To: dmcg_98
My theory is that Scott has all along been angling for Muslim protection for when he goes to jail.
25 posted on 03/26/2003 4:36:11 PM PST by denydenydeny
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To: dmcg_98
It's official: Scott Ritter is nuts.
26 posted on 03/26/2003 4:36:11 PM PST by merrin
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To: dmcg_98
Who asked you to alter the original title of this article?
27 posted on 03/26/2003 4:36:28 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: CatOwner
Like most inspectors, he probably has had his life or that of his family or friend's threatened. Sort of like being a jurist on a trial for a murderer or drug dealer.

Or he is working for Saddam. Besides he probably knows where all of Saddams WMD are -- he probably used the bunkers to have sex with 12 year old's that Uday provided him with.
28 posted on 03/26/2003 4:36:36 PM PST by gaucho (Baghdad or bust!)
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To: dmcg_98
Does he really need to be talking about anything between someone's legs? He's had problems with that if I remember correctly...
29 posted on 03/26/2003 4:37:36 PM PST by CaptainJustice (Get RIGHT or get left.)
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To: dmcg_98
Scott "French" Ritter.
30 posted on 03/26/2003 4:37:50 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (If we possess the power to stop evil and shrink from our duty-we enable evil doers.)
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To: dmcg_98
"The United States is going to leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated

Seems like Scott must be sending up trial balloons in readying himself for a run at the Demoncrat House of Representatives. Maybe Jim McDermott has cancer?

31 posted on 03/26/2003 4:37:57 PM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: dmcg_98
RITTER...SHUTTHEHELLUP you Left wing meat head!
32 posted on 03/26/2003 4:38:05 PM PST by jaz.357 (2 wrongs don't make a right,,,,but 3 lefts do!)
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To: Starrgaizr
You make an excellent point. There is something that these two have in common...irrational criticism of the United States, with an undertone of hysteria. Hmmmmm.....
33 posted on 03/26/2003 4:39:43 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Mister Baredog
LOL
34 posted on 03/26/2003 4:40:07 PM PST by MEG33
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To: dmcg_98
Already posted here
35 posted on 03/26/2003 4:40:07 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Argus
Suggest we strap Ritter and Michael Moore together and drop the resulting 2,000 pound bomb on the enemy.

LOL!

Michael Moore 1800 lbs (blubber)
Ritter 200 lbs (blather)

36 posted on 03/26/2003 4:41:09 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Argus
Suggest we strap Ritter and Michael Moore together and drop the resulting 2,000 pound bomb on the enemy.

Why not add the Blixie Hicks and make it a MOAB

37 posted on 03/26/2003 4:41:09 PM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: dmcg_98
Time to duck tape this creep.
38 posted on 03/26/2003 4:41:24 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: CyberCowboy777
This guy is a real POS!! He should be expelled to Iraq and left there. I can't believe that a former Marine could possibly make such statements. It's as if that's what he wishes.
39 posted on 03/26/2003 4:41:27 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South)
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To: dmcg_98
And this update from Scott Ritter.....

"blah blah, blah blah blah, blahhhh blah blah blah....."

40 posted on 03/26/2003 4:41:45 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (kaboom!)
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To: dmcg_98
If this pervert isn't in jail yet he soon will be.

There's nothing the crooked rat prosecutors in New York State can do about federal charges.

41 posted on 03/26/2003 4:42:03 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: dmcg_98
The United States is going to leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated.

I believe if you diagram this sentence, that the prepositional phrase "with its tail between its legs, defeated" actually modifies the object of the sentence "Iraq", and not the subject "The United States".
42 posted on 03/26/2003 4:42:32 PM PST by zencycler
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To: dmcg_98
There he goes using the Vietnam comparison again. This is the most publicly spiteful traitor in modern history.

At least the Rosenbergs betrayed America quietly, Ritter. You better hope I never see you in the US.
43 posted on 03/26/2003 4:42:43 PM PST by PeoplesRep_of_LA (Reagan must have done alot of good to be hated by the left this bad)
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To: dmcg_98
This guy should be in prision with some guy name Butch with his "tail" between his legs.

What a fricken moron!
44 posted on 03/26/2003 4:43:15 PM PST by The South Texan
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To: Starrgaizr
Ritter sure draws a high reply-per-minute rate.

Seriously! It's more like replies per second.

45 posted on 03/26/2003 4:43:23 PM PST by Maedhros (I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.)
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To: jaz.357
I am always happy to hear from Scott..he is the ignorant face of the left, and I want him to spend his days remembering and being reminded of the bs he is spewing
46 posted on 03/26/2003 4:43:50 PM PST by woofie
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To: annyokie
Ridder is one of those kind of pathetic individuals that has managed to screw up his life and dosent have the gumption to blame himself for his dreadful foulups. He joined the ranks those that think they bear no responsibility for their actions. This dude needs wall to wall counseling.
47 posted on 03/26/2003 4:43:50 PM PST by oyez (This country is too good for some people.....)
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To: Miss Marple
Hysteria - yes, that's it. Deperation. Anything to protect Saddam. ANYTHING. That is how both have acted. What is Chirac's weakness? Probably money. Saddam probably gave Chirac a healthy finder's fee for the Osirak reactor, weapons, etc. And maybe supplied him with young things while the cameras were rolling.
48 posted on 03/26/2003 4:44:01 PM PST by Starrgaizr
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To: dmcg_98
Oh, we'll win, Scotty boy. All that remains to see is how much of Iraq will survive after we do whatever is necessary to ensure that the cancer of Saddam's regime is excised from the face of the earth.
49 posted on 03/26/2003 4:44:26 PM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: dmcg_98
This statement by Ritter is obviously to continue his anti-American stance - and it makes me still wonder what somebody is holding over his head.

I'm still convinced he did something which he got caught at - and because of that - they have been able to use him as a mouthpiece. Sad state of Affairs.
50 posted on 03/26/2003 4:44:33 PM PST by CyberAnt
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