Well one fact Im certain of is that the US Mil cant be held responsible for Basras gradual decline into anarchy under BRITISH control. Which makes your comment (to a yank no less) so cringe worthy.
There is no denying Basra did go from bad to worse whilst under British control. The UK government refused to commit sufficient troop numbers, Brit Mils gutless leaders, outdated tactics, poor kit, lack of strategy, flawed ops, obsolete structures, crap approaches and inability to adapt insured that Basra ultimately turned into an utter shithole run by the baddies. But thats to be expected when our glorious leaders sat by and either neglected to, or point blank refused, to knock heads with the JAM infiltrating the IP and basically running the city as a militia force. The fact that, instead of doing anything to counter this, we withdrew our troops from the city and fucked off to the airport with our tails between our legs to let everyone else pick up the pieces just adds to the shame really. This really is already common knowledge. Educate yourself.......but our parades are still waaaaaay better than the Yanks.