Friday, August 22, 2014

A Politicized Army is an Army that Crumbles

I am listening to National Public Radio.  They were discussing the situation in Iraq and Syria.

In Fight Against ISIS, U.S. Rhetoric Doesn't Match Restrained Response

But Pentagon officials say they don't want that model. They don't want to become the Air Force for Iraq, because they say this fight is different and it is largely due to political missteps by Iraqis American politicians.
Competent Iraqi United States officers were dismissed, because of suspect loyalty. That led to a crumbling of the army in the face of the Islamic State advances.  Link

It is very common to confuse Iraq and Iran.  But this is the first time I ever heard a major news network confuse Iraq and the United States of America.

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