“It’s certainly moving toward a stalemate,” said Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. military’s joint chiefs of staff, addressing U.S. troops during a visit to Baghdad.

“At the same time we’ve attrited somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of his main ground forces, his ground force capabilities. Those will continue to go away over time.”…

Rebel fighters are fighting a block-by-block war of attrition with an enemy sometimes only yards (meters) away.

“Gaddafi’s fighters taunt us. If they are in a nearby building they yell at us at night to scare us. They call us rats,” one rebel said.