U.S. Lost Iraq Like We Lost Vietnam - by Abandoning It

What, if anything, does the U.S. owe Iraq? Not so long ago we were asking the same question about Vietnam. How eerie the similarities.

As to the question of why the Iraqi army has been failing to stand and fight as the Islamic State advances, I have a theory. It’s not that the Iraqis are any less courageous than other soldiers around the globe. It’s not that the government is corrupt. It’s that they have read a long-ago editorial in the New York Times called “Commitment?”