They’ve got a nerve. The Americans are acting very superior about the weak performance of the Iraq army in giving way to ISIS. Fair enough, it wasn’t that impressive.Bbut what’s the background? Who decided that it was a smart idea to sack the entire Iraq army, when that was one of the few stable organisations which might provide some security? Who insisted that provisions for the army should be outsourced, turning each officer into an entrepreneur who could make a ton of money on the side? Generals dismissed, widespread corruption – maybe not the makings of a fighting force, but hey, we’re the guys who know how the world works. Markets must prevail. Well, now the chickens are coming home to roost.