Iraq II was easy because of Desert Storm, when we wiped out a good portion of armour and morale of the Iraqi fighters.
The reason it was "like knocking over a cart" is due to the advantages in US technology and training, but that doesn't mean it isn't an "accomplishment". (I put that in quotes because of just how f-ing terrible the whole thing was to even be there in the first place).
To use a sports comparison, that would be like the people who say that NBA coach Phil Jackson really didn't accomplish anything because he always had Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant on his team when he won.
Iran and Iraq sat at a bloody stalemate for years.....
Now CIC Obama has a chance to REALLY impress us by ending the madness altogether. Bring every man and woman home from Iraq (yes we are still there) and Afghanistan NOW. Not one more young American or civilian death. No more $20,000 missiles to wipe out one true Taliban and 7 of his family, only to have 2 pop up in his place.
How about a truck full of $20,000 worth of school books being delivered to a poor inner-city or rural area of the US instead?
THAT is a White House strategy we can all get behind.