Pressed on the failure of America’s Iraq policy, Obama agreed that someone had misjudged the situation on the ground — someone other than himself, of course:
Check it out:
CBS: How did [ISIS] end up where they are in control of so much territory? Was that a complete surprise to you?
Obama: Well I think, our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria
“They.” Classic, dishonest Obama blame-shift. We know that the Obama administration has been specifically warned by US intelligence about the rise of ISIS since at least 2012, with presidential briefings on the matter dating back to last year.