posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 08:57 AM
a reply to: Antipathy17
Well, that is a difficult question. It is difficult to say whether pulling out was more devastating to the political landscape in the region than the
arrival of US and UK troops in the area. What can be said for sure, is that obviously the Iraqi army and security forces, have commanders with no
conception of tactics, duty, honour, or discipline. In every scenario where they have turned and run from the ISIS faction they had the superior
position, much greater manpower than the invading force of radicals, and very often had better weaponry and mobile armour than the invading force.
They have uniformly failed to offer appropriate resistance to the threat, commensurate with their training, numbers, and level of armament. This
whole invasion could have been nipped in the bud before it really got off the ground, if only the Iraqi army had held their positions and fought for
the territory they were presiding over.
Now, either something is wrong with their level of training, or the individual commanders on the ground have too little backbone to actually take a
stand and fight. Those are the only ways I can see for a force as well equipped as the Iraqi army, to be scared off by a bunch of ideologically
demented halfwits in pickup trucks.