Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration’s strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East. SOURCE
Long time readers of The TexasFred Blog will know; I was against our going into Iraq, we went for ALL the wrong reasons. Operation Iraqi Freedom was a *feel good moniker that was intended to bolster the resolve for Americans that had doubts.
Once the Iraqi Army was defeated and Saddam Hussein was taken prisoner, the Iraqis had more FREEDOM than they had ever known, and now they have blown it.
The entire time we were in Iraq the Iraqi army was NO THREAT, they went down like a rock; the Islamic insurgency was the real danger to American troops.
As I have said on numerous occasions on THIS blog; once we are out of Iraq it’s all over but the crying. I predicted that the Iraqis could not and would not stand against ANY invasion, of any kind, and that prediction has, sadly, come to fruition.
We have proven that an insurgency can be beaten down, albeit not without huge risks and loss of American lives, but ISIS, al-Qaida, whatever name they happen to be currently using has got to be stopped, but stopped in Iraq, and elsewhere in the world before they become even more entrenched in this nation than they already are.
No more *Operation Iraqi Freedom*, that was a comical title at best. Screw Iraq AND their freedom, it’s time to worry about Americans and American Freedom!