The Saddameter

The odds of war.

Chance of Invasion
Today: 58 percent

Inspectors prepare to visit sites starting Wednesday. They plan to begin with the obvious sites and gradually pull more surprises. Their spokeswoman says they’ll “test cooperation.” Peace spin: They won’t find a smoking gun because Iraq has become cleverer at hiding its weapons. War spin: They’ll find obstruction because Iraq is still paranoid about hiding its weapons.

Friday: 58 percent