THAT is a GIVEN….
While the President has been up front is aying it will take YEARS to put together some sort Iraq military…They ARE moving slowly ahead some places….
The only group that HAS advanced strongly on the Islamic State forces is the Kurds….
And right now the Turks are bombing THEM because of their growing strength …..
Of course, Republicans and some others want to reinsert American combat troops in the fight…
From the cockpit of his F/A-18 fighter jet a few days ago, Capt. Benjamin Hewlett of the Navy, commander of the carrier’s air wing, said he had watched a convoy of Iraqi forces move inch by excruciating inch across a road outside Ramadi. “Every time you have an asymmetric threat like ISIS, they booby-trap everything, and that slows down the progress,” he said in an interview aboard the Roosevelt.
But, he added, “the opposite of slow and deliberate is fast and sloppy, and then not always the right people die.”
“The Iraqis are not interested in destroying Anbar University, and they are putting themselves at a lot of risk so that they don’t do so,” he said.
Vice Adm. John W. Miller, commander of the Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, voiced some optimism. “Eventually, I think we’ll be successful, but we’re only able to go as fast as the Iraqi security forces can go,” he said…..