President Obama apparently believes that history is a lie agreed upon as he generates some “fake news” of his own, telling CNN that the rise and expansion of the Islamic State was “not on my intelligence radar” As the Washington Examiner reported:
President Obama admitted to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, in a TV special “The Legacy of Barack Obama,” that his administration underestimated the Islamic State terrorist group.
“The ability of ISIL to not just mass inside of Syria, but then to initiate major land offensives that took Mosul, for example, that was not on my intelligence radar screen,” Obama said in a pre-taped interview that aired Wednesday evening.
Well, in order to see something on your radar, you actually have to look at it, and the fact is that President Obama from the start ignored his daily intelligence briefings, including the ones about ISIS that he ignored for a year. Obama in fact midwife the Islamic State’s caliphate by ignoring its rise and pulling victorious American troops out of Iraq, thus creating the political vacuum ISIS gladly filled. Obama argues that he didn’t have a status of forces agreement with Baghdad, but he doesn’t have one now as he puts American troops on the ground in an attempt to correct his mistake He willfully ignored intelligence on the rising ISIS threat.
Before the hyperventilating begins, let me stipulate that neither President Obama or Hillary Clinton ever sat down with Islamic State chieftain Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and signed the articles of incorporation. But were it not for their actions and inactions in facilitating a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, creating vacuum ISIS would gladly fill, the terrorist groups’ caliphate arguably would not exist.
Trump now says he was merely being sarcastic when he said it:
Donald Trump charged President Barack Obama on Wednesday with being the founder of the Islamic State during a campaign rally in Florida.”In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,” Trump said during a campaign stop in Fort Lauderdale. “He is the founder of ISIS.”Last week, his campaign tried to draw financial links between the Clinton Foundation and the terror group. Wednesday, he called Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton the group’s “co-founder.”
Trump has long accused Obama and Clinton for pursuing Middle East policies that created a power vacuum in Iraq that was exploited by Islamic State. He had criticized Obama for announcing he would yank U.S. troops out of Iraq, which Obama critics believe created the instability in which extremist groups thrive.
No more calls, we have a winner. Sarcasm or not, he is on the money. ISIS would not be the threat it is today were it not for the policies of President Obama an Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. By his inaction on ISIS and actions pullig American troops out of Iraq, Obama and Hillary qualify as co-founders of the Islamic State. They should at least rate an honorable mention. The fact is that President Obama, who famously dismissed ISIS as a “JV team”, ignored the intelligence reports of the rise of the Islamic State and the danger it posed. As Investor’s Business Daily editorialized, Obama’s later promise to “degrade and destroy” ISIS was an empty threat by a President who could have destroyed ISIS in the cradle but didn’t: