Now I'm going to be internally saying that to myself for at least a week until I expunge it from my system. Willis.
But what I was talking about was that the people who filled the ranks of the Sunni awakening, and their actual predecessors cannot easily be characterised as fags, ie. unwarrior like and cowardly in your shorthand. They were many things but in the main being cowardly and unwarriorlike were not prime identifying characteristics. To be specific, they took on a first world army, killed a lot of them and gave them serious strategic and tactical headaches, forcing policy changes at the highest level. Clear enough for you?