Interesting video. This US soldier is working to train the Iraqi police, a largely thankless job that doesn’t seem to have done much good. He is calling the police of being a bunch of cowards who will not fight for their country and would just as soon have the Americans fight and die in their stead.
He asks them to take off three miles down the road in a certain direction, where he says they are certain to meet the rebels fighting the government. They won’t take him up on his offer. Then he asks them how many of them are members of Mahdi Army or another Shia militia. He accuses them of being more loyal to their sect or the Mahdi Army than they are to Iraq. It is probably a valid charge. In these parts of the world, people are loyal to a sect, a religion, a tribe. Loyal to a completely abstract nation state? Not really.