In an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sept. 28, President Obama acknowledged that U.S. intelligence officials “underestimated” the threat posed by the terror group ISIS and overestimated the Iraqi army’s capacity to defeat the militant group.
Leaving aside Obama’s craven passing of blame to his director of national intelligence James Clapper, the interview provided yet another prime-time opportunity for the President (we use the term loosely) to purvey blatant lies to the American people on a variety of topics, the campaign against the ISIS among them.
In the interview, Obama said military force is necessary to shrink the Islamic State’s capacity, cut off financing and eliminate the flow of foreign fighters. However, he said political solutions are also needed that accommodate both Sunnis and Shiites, adding that conflicts between the two sects are the biggest cause of conflict throughout the world.
This was of course merely more boilerplate drivel, as were the contrivances Obama used to describe precisely how the administration has “underestimated” the ISIS threat. The fact remains that Obama and his co-conspirators created, trained, and funded ISIS. The withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, the funding of rebels in Syria (first clandestinely and then overtly), and the substandard preparation of the Iraqi army were all intended to facilitate the outcome we have seen – with the exception of Obama being pressured into acting against ISIS (the ultimate effect of which being highly dubious).
Obama’s objective in Syria remains to depose Bashar al-Assad, thus clearing the field for ISIS and other Salafist jihadi groups, which will then coalesce the newly-established caliphate under ISIS.
In addition to the hard evidence that exists relative to the Obama administration’s complicity in the rise of ISIS, there was ample prior speculation amongst experts and members of the new media (far prior to the overt militant acts of ISIS) that Obama was setting the stage for the caliphate, in part through catalyzing the Arab Spring of 2011.
From Western Journalism, Oct 19, 2013, Obama Behind Muslim Brotherhood Caliphate Conspiracy: