Exactly how much 'training' does the Iraq military need?

We are to send young men to Iraq to train those who can’t be trained, or who have not been trained by others.  We just left behind hundreds of millions of dollars in structures, weapons and armaments.

The US Military has been training Iraqis for several years.  Why more “training”?

It is starting to feel and look like force feeding.  Train their military? They have a military.  They have always had a military. We have been training their military for almost five years.

When do the Iraqis train their own? When do they decide this is what they, the Iraqis need to do?

How can any United States soldier surrender himself to a situation in which he is asked not to fight, but is asked to teach some one else to kill/ fight?  And, that person whom he is to teach might swing his weapon on to him and kill him dead?  What kind of mission, what kind of task is that to assign a soldier?

No.  The “we must train them” excuse is over. 

Instead we must ask, “Do they even desire what we offer?” Perhaps that is the largest of questions.  Do they want, need, or desire anything we attempt to provide or instill?

The Sunnis and the Shias might be perfectly happy deciding this on their own.  Let them.

We are to send young men to Iraq to train those who can’t be trained, or who have not been trained by others.  We just left behind hundreds of millions of dollars in structures, weapons and armaments.

The US Military has been training Iraqis for several years.  Why more “training”?

It is starting to feel and look like force feeding.  Train their military? They have a military.  They have always had a military. We have been training their military for almost five years.

When do the Iraqis train their own? When do they decide this is what they, the Iraqis need to do?

How can any United States soldier surrender himself to a situation in which he is asked not to fight, but is asked to teach some one else to kill/ fight?  And, that person whom he is to teach might swing his weapon on to him and kill him dead?  What kind of mission, what kind of task is that to assign a soldier?

No.  The “we must train them” excuse is over. 

Instead we must ask, “Do they even desire what we offer?” Perhaps that is the largest of questions.  Do they want, need, or desire anything we attempt to provide or instill?

The Sunnis and the Shias might be perfectly happy deciding this on their own.  Let them.