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FLASHBACK "Ritter: US will lose war against Iraq"
Middle East Online ^ | 3/26/03

Posted on 04/08/2003 9:00:43 AM PDT by finnman69

This war...in my opinion is already lost: Ritter

Ritter: US will lose war against Iraq

Former UN weapons inspector says US does not have military means to take over Baghdad, defeat inevitable.

LISBON - The United States does not have the military means to take over Baghdad and will lose the war against Iraq, former UN 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.

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: flashback; iraq; ritter
LOSER!
1 posted on 04/08/2003 9:00:43 AM PDT by finnman69
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To: finnman69
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2 posted on 04/08/2003 9:01:53 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: finnman69
I remember George Clooney saying we can't beat anybody anymore.

I think them boys been smoking the same stuff.
3 posted on 04/08/2003 9:03:01 AM PDT by Rammer
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To: finnman69
"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.

Correction, that's what you were wishing.

4 posted on 04/08/2003 9:04:45 AM PDT by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique, Vulgar Horde)
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To: finnman69
I figured when most of Iraqi bank accounts were frozen, Scott Ritter's checks would have started bouncing. I understand that liberals of his type or evil but this guy is something special. What could his agenda possibly be? Who is he trying to please? Maybe he is lobbying for a position in the UN. Im sure they have a commision for him, if Sudan can be on the human rights commision.

5 posted on 04/08/2003 9:05:51 AM PDT by JohnGaltSpeaking
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To: finnman69
I wonder how many other inspectors were bought off?
6 posted on 04/08/2003 9:07:32 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Anti-war movement: road-kill on the highway to freedom.)
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To: finnman69
thanks for remninding us. I wonder what ridder is doing about his kiddie porn problems?
7 posted on 04/08/2003 9:09:35 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: finnman69
Ritter is good at just one thing as is known by 14-year-old girls on the internet.
8 posted on 04/08/2003 9:09:48 AM PDT by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: finnman69
I hope we find the documents in Saddam's archive that tabulates all of Scott's payments. Having his Swiss bank account number will be useful as well.
9 posted on 04/08/2003 9:11:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: finnman69
Back to the pajama party, Scott!!
10 posted on 04/08/2003 9:13:26 AM PDT by RightResponse
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To: finnman69
"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.

I knew it. Ridder has been under Saddam's control for a long time and now this explains the whole thing. What it proves is that Scott Ridder and Bagdad Bob share a common brain. Wonder what other mad science experiments Saddam and Chemical Al had going?
11 posted on 04/08/2003 9:14:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: JohnGaltSpeaking
he is lobbying for a position in the UN. Im sure they have a commision for him

Perhaps head of the Womens rights group, or maybe UNICEF, he likes children.

12 posted on 04/08/2003 9:15:04 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: finnman69
This makes Scott Ritter and William Pitt to be lairs and traitors to America!!!

here is the

Scott Ritter Collection where the truth is told,,,

SCOTT RITTER COLLECTION---Traitor now a pedophile
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/827939/posts

SCOTT RITTER-- (THE PEDOPHILE) SHOULDN'T SPEAK: says papers editorial
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/831777/posts

SCOTT RITTER-- UP NEXT ON MSNBC! TURN IT ON!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/830501/posts

SCOTT RITTER--An authoritative indictment of Saddam by a once-credible source
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/828094/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Chestertown, Maryland - Scott Ritter to speak to Washington College January 30
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826106/posts

SCOTT RITTER--CNN cancels new Scott Ritter show
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/830375/posts

SCOTT RITTER--College cancels Ritter speechReverses decision amid disruption caused by controversy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/832894/posts

SCOTT RITTER--College Trustees to meet today & discuss planned speech by pedophile Ritter.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/830365/posts

SCOTT RITTER--College won't cancel Ritter speech: Ex-inspector to appear at school
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/831596/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Coming up on the Rush Limbaugh Show the Scott Ritter Cnn Interview with Brown
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/828173/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Court ordered Scott Ritter to attend counseling for sex offenders
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826186/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Court ordered Scott Ritter to attend counseling for sex offenders
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826186/posts

SCOTT RITTER--FUROR ERUPTS OVER U.N. 'PERVY' PROBER (RITTER)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/827123/posts

SCOTT RITTER--N.Y. media: Ritter sought girls twice
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826617/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Report: Former U.N. Inspector Scott Ritter Arrested in Internet Sex Sting (AP)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826857/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Report: Scott Ritter Snagged in Secret Sex Sting
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/825398/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Ritter admits it: 'I was arrested': [Blames Republicans for being a scummy pervert]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/827827/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Ritter Cancels Iraq Trip To Baby-Sit (Says Rush Limbaugh)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/827989/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Ritter questions federal action/WILLIAM PITT WANTS TO BE MORE CAREFUL (LOL)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/830001/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Ritter Says He Won't Be Silenced
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/828164/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Ritter Wasn't "Set-Up" as Crtics Decry -- and Here's Why
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/827302/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Scott "You've Got The Wrong Guy" Ritter accuses Hans Blix of giving misleading report
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/832198/posts

SCOTT RITTER--SCOTT RITTER appearing on CNN's 10pm show
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/827705/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Scott Ritter coming up on MSNBC
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/830500/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Scott Ritter To Hold Disscussion In San Diego Tonight
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826151/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Scott Ritter.s association with President Clinton finally exposed!(Vanity)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826766/posts

SCOTT RITTER--speaks out against Bush administration
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826961/posts

SCOTT RITTER--THE OFFICIAL "KEEP UP WITH RITTER STORIES" THREAD (All stories here)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826220/posts

SCOTT RITTER--This Could Explain Scott Ritter Rush Limbaugh
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/826436/posts

SCOTT RITTER--U.N. ‘PERV': LEAK RUINED MY IRAQ PEACE MISSION
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/827850/posts

SCOTT RITTER--Watch Exclusive Scott Ritter Interview Here!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/829680/posts

SCOTT RITTERScott Ritter Speaks Out On 2001 Arrest - Offers his first public comments on controversy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/827550/posts


13 posted on 04/08/2003 9:19:25 AM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: finnman69

14 posted on 04/08/2003 9:19:36 AM PDT by TheBigB (Is Hans Blix related to Helen Keller?)
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To: Cincinatus
The 400,000 dollars Saddam paid Ritter to do his "documentary" is just what the public knows. It would be great to know what else. I bet if Saddam had any blackmail evidence on Ritter, he would have his people destroy it before we find it. As if.

When the war's over, I see him possibly eating a bullet from his own gun.
15 posted on 04/08/2003 9:20:58 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: finnman69
Did Scott post these comments in a teen chat room?
16 posted on 04/08/2003 9:21:36 AM PDT by journey7873
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To: finnman69
Ritter is a putz.
17 posted on 04/08/2003 9:21:50 AM PDT by The Toad
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To: finnman69
Ritter would go to Baghdad if it were full of little girls.
18 posted on 04/08/2003 9:22:49 AM PDT by moyden2000
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To: finnman69
Ritter is an idiot and will always be an idiot.

19 posted on 04/08/2003 9:24:29 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: finnman69
Pedophile - Our military strategists...... Who are we to listen to?
20 posted on 04/08/2003 9:25:59 AM PDT by trebb
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To: finnman69
Where is the standard and mandatory

QUAGMIRE ALERT!

????????????????
21 posted on 04/08/2003 9:28:19 AM PDT by Beck_isright (FLASH: CNN hires Baghdad Bob as new Operation Iraqi Freedom Military Analyst)
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To: Cincinatus
I hope we find the documents in Saddam's archive that tabulates all of Scott's payments.

The meticulous record keeping of the Iraqi’s will be the undoing of many

23 posted on 04/08/2003 9:28:59 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: finnman69
My guess is that he won't be invited back to Iraq to address the new parliment.
24 posted on 04/08/2003 9:30:44 AM PDT by jerod
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Ritter probably cut a deal with Saddam. He doesn't report finding any WMD, and Saddam lets him have his way with the Iraqi youth.
25 posted on 04/08/2003 9:32:02 AM PDT by KingPin
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To: Cincinatus
There will undoubtedly be massive amounts of documentation uncovered relative to the dirtiness of the Saddamite regime. We will see some of it; some will be lost in the fray; some will be concealed by our own government for 'security' reasons; some will be lied about. The little bit we do see will confirm the worst speculation. I would be particularly delighted to get closer to the truth of Scott Ritter...

There was a poster here ('Zviadist') who acknowledged an acquaintance with the former Marine/proven pedophile and was quite defensive of him. That particular screen name ties back to Georgia (Russia) and Gamzakhurdia apparently...a place full of Islamic problems. The Ritter story is intriguing because:

1. He is clearly sexually compromised, making him a good target of foreign intelligence agencies. He left his first wife for Marina, a Russian working as an English interpreter...from, of all places, Georgia, I believe.

2. His 180 degree switch against the U.S. and to support of Russia's client state, Iraq, has no benign explanation that I can see.

There is the needle-in-the-haystack probability that there is some evidence in the rubble of Iraq concerning Ritter's Benedict Arnold behavior - but only a team of Freeper Arabic speakers would find and reveal it. Unlikely. Still it would be juicy to have the Islamonazi + Georgian +Iraq + Russian money and intelligence trail revealed in all its grimy detail.
26 posted on 04/08/2003 9:37:16 AM PDT by esopman (Blessings on Freepers Everywhere)
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To: trebb
Ritter's muslim name: "Sodom"
27 posted on 04/08/2003 9:50:39 AM PDT by RightResponse
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To: finnman69
Mr. Ritter, can you show the jury what Saddam did to you when you reached for his cheese sandwich?



28 posted on 04/08/2003 10:02:36 AM PDT by BillCompton
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To: All
early this morning, MSNBC was still talking about the "supply lines"
29 posted on 04/08/2003 10:21:28 AM PDT by ibme
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30 posted on 04/08/2003 11:38:20 AM PDT by Enemy Of The State
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To: finnman69
Check this out - Barf alert!!!

http://www.webcamsue.demon.nl/ritterfast.html
or
http://www.webcamsue.demon.nl/ritterslow.html

Depending on your bandwidth. Sit through a few minutes of Dutch then watch the pedophile Ritter blow a gasket.
31 posted on 04/09/2003 10:07:38 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (In the name of diversity, we are all becoming exactly the same.)
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