Thank you for the information. To be honest, all I have heard about the neocons demand for large troop levels came after the Iraq war proved to be a failure. So, I will accept what you say here. Cakewalk it has definitely not been, but that didn't stop the propaganda machine, as we both know. I believe we were also supposed to be welcomed as liberators, but we both know how that has gone.
U.S.-led coalition conduct 23 air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria (Reuters)
from the article: The victory won't be American