Scott Ritter, a UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991-1998 on Iraqi resistance since the transfer of sovereignty to the new Iraqi government.
“We will suffer a decade-long nightmare that will lead to the deaths of thousands more Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis. We will witness the creation of a viable and dangerous anti-American movement in Iraq that will one day watch as American troops unilaterally withdraw from Iraq every bit as ignominiously as Israel did from Lebanon.
“There is no elegant solution to our Iraqi debacle. It is no longer a question of winning but rather of mitigating defeat.”