Iraqi President Saddam Hussein believes he will not survive a war in the Persian Gulf but is prepared to go out in a blaze of glory in a bid to become a hero of the Arab world, a Middle East expert says. David Lay, managing editor of Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, quoting a source in contact with the Iraqi president, said Saddam's mood has shifted from a belief that the West would not go to war to reverse his conquest of Kuwait to now thinking that it will and that he will lose. "He does not want to withdraw from Kuwait because he believes he could not live it down domestically. He no longer believes he is likely to survive the war, but he believes he will go out in a blaze of glory," Lay said.