Capturing Saddam Hussein was an important event. It was not a watershed, however. After seven months of only poor-quality audiotapes from Hussein and no video, some had begun to believe he was dead. In any event, he had very little control of the resistance against the Coalition. His capture will attenuate the depth of the resistance but will not end it. In the short run, it may result in a brief spike in attacks as the loose collection of Baathis, Arab nationalists, and Sunni malcontents try to prove to the Western media and movers with money in the Arab world they are still a force with which to be reckoned.