The first thing to realize about this war is that in open desert wars with air superiority, wars last hours not years. In mountainous forested areas such as Afghanistan, wars last years or decades. And warfare is slow in cities.
In terms of flat desert wars, there was the 100 hour war that the U.S. won in the first Gulf War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War and the mad dash to Bagdad in the second Gulf War.
Also there was the Six Day Israel-Egypt War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War
100 Hour War, The First Gulf War
So how can ISIS, or as Obama has called them, Junior Varsity nobodies, defeat Obama’s war plan week after week for two months? That is not easy to explain. It has never happened to America before. ISIS is attacking in the open desert outside cities, virtual sitting ducks for air attacks, and yet they are still winning. There is suspicion that Obama is either not trying to win, or that he wants to use defeat with his current strategy as a false flag excuse to get America into a major Iraq ground war, for whatever his motives would be to do so.
This is what the UK Independent has to say about it: