Where is the Iraqi Air Force? What does the Iraqi Air Force consist of? How many attack helicopters and attack fighters does it have in flyable condition? Most importantly, how many trained pilots does it have who can fly combat missions?
It would be pretty easy to be pessimistic (or even downright cynical) at this juncture in time, for these and dozens of other reasons. Even so, the possible success of the idea is more than a little tantalizing, for all concerned.