I just heard Rumsfeld on the radio; at first I thought it was LBJ, reassuring us that "we" were winning in Vietnam. Rumsfeld doesn't see yet that "we" -- the US forces -- have already lost this war, the one he said was to "liberate" Iraqis. Since Rumsfeld & co. are not likely to admit that they've committed a terrible mistake, and are going to insist on carrying on to "victory," they are going to have to redefine "victory." Taking Baghdad and driving out the Ba'ath party is now the best they can hope for. "Liberation" is beyond their grasp; they've driven even Saddam's old opponents into support for their state and country.