Obama needs a new strategy in Iraq and Syria, yet will probably remain hindered by his own ideological constraints. He’s still locked inside a narrow-minded rejection of the Bush years, and the world is paying a heavy price
Since Ramadi, Iraq, and Palmyra, Syria, have both recently fallen to the Islamic State, it continues to get easier to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat the ruthless terrorist organization.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has come down hard on the Iraqi army. Speaking about recent developments in Ramadi, Carter stated that, “What apparently happened is the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight. They were not outnumbered. In fact, they vastly outnumbered the opposing force.”