John Donovan responds with a rant to liberal canards about the Iraqi Army.
Why havenâ€™t we gotten a better Iraqi Army for all the money weâ€™ve spent?â€
Ummmmm — huh?
First, *we* didnâ€™t get an Army — Iraq did. Sure, we foot the bill — just like we foot the bill for most of NATO during my growing-up years (pssst — Marshall Plan, remember?), and for a lot of our other allies during their growing or reconstruction spurts (*waving hi to all our buddies in South Korea and Japan*) — and Iraq is now an ally.
Second, everything else. Letâ€™s take a look at the Army Iraq got.
Light infantry, with a decent mech capability and recent airmobile experience.
Operates jointly with allies as necessary or solo as required.
Battle-tested in urban warfare against urban guerrilla terrorists (hey, thereâ€™s a catchy term from the past â€“ urban guerrilla. You know, what Weather Undergrounders like Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers were calling themselves before they decided to stop planting IEDs *in US cities* and go work for the Lightwalker).
The New Army kicks butt, takes names and, when it runs out of paper, stops taking names — because it was recruited, trained and organized while its officers, NCOs, soldiers and recruits were being bombed, shot, rocketed, kidnapped and executed en masse by the same scuzzballs who demand that *we* roll over and die because our existence offends their tender Wahabi sensibilities.
The New Army has some tough people, in my book, and I’ve got a real small book. They appreciate the hell out of what we’ve done for them — remember all those articles in the MSM about the cash donation the Iraqi *Army* made to California Wildfire Relief? About passing the hat for us while they and their families were getting killed just because they wanted an Iraq with a future?
Huh? There *weren’t* any?
Why am I not surprised.