View Full Version : Carter: Iraqis showed 'no will to fight' in Ramadi

05-24-2015, 11:11 PM
By Barbara Starr (http://www.cnn.com/profiles/barbara-starr-profile), CNN Pentagon Correspondent
Updated 3:14 PM ET, Sun May 24, 2015

Washington (CNN)Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his first comments since the key town of Ramadi fell to ISIS, blamed the weak state of Iraq's military as one major reason for the city's fall, in an exclusive interview on CNN's "State of the Union" aired Sunday.

"What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight," Carter told CNN's Barbara Starr. "They were not outnumbered. In fact, they vastly outnumbered the opposing force, and yet they failed to fight, they withdrew from the site, and that says to me, and I think to most of us, that we have an issue with the will of the Iraqis to fight ISIL and defend themselves."

LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/24/politics/ashton-carter-isis-ramadi/index.html)

05-24-2015, 11:16 PM
But Obama told us the Iraqis were ready and able to protect themselves and that is why we pulled out?

05-24-2015, 11:39 PM
Well Obama was also a community organizer and pothead so...