''There's areas where the Iraqi security forces have performed well," Metz said. ''There's areas where they've performed sub-optimally. There's areas where they've been overwhelmed by their opposition and have had to step back and live to fight another day. And there's areas where they've just plain not participated in the fight."
Lieutenant General Thomas Metz, the senior ground commander in Iraq
The good news is that 2 years in to the occupation the "areas" have been identified.