Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ash Carter.

This is coolbert;

I cannot remember a single instance of such a rebuke for an ally by an American Secretary of Defense. Seems to be well deserved too.

"SecDef Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi"

"WASHINGTON — 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."

"Although Iraqi soldiers 'vastly outnumbered' their opposition in the capital of Anbar province, they quickly withdrew last Sunday without putting up much resistance from the city in Iraq's Sunni heartland"

By Pentagon estimates Iraqi forces in Ramadi numbering about 10,000 [that includes all military and police] and as opposed by about 900 fighters of the Islamic State.

That has been one full year now since the time of Mosul and yet the Iraqi national army still displaying the same lackluster performance if that. Very sad indeed!


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