I have to agree. Arab culture punishes individualism, creativity and leadership development. Once you start acting out of line with the rest of the herd, the mullahs put a fatwa on your butt. Being a good muslem means doing what you're told by the regional self-appointed gangster in-charge.
Our military is successful because it properly balances teamwork and individualism. Pure individualism does not work in the military. Pure lemming mentality does not work either. There must be a dedication to the team and to the chain of command and there must be some ideology that cements the military together.
I think I disagree that the reason that muslims fail at war is because of a lemming mentality. Many of the Iraqi's are showing remarkable courage but also showing very poor judgement. There is no organization and ideology that cements the whole thing together.