Barack Obama Blames Intel Officials for ISIS … “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.”


Barack Obama … The Buck always Stop with somebody else other than me …

It did not take long in last nights CBS ’60 Minutes’ interview for President Barack Obama to blame some one else for his not having a strategy or a clue in how to deal with ISIS. Barack Obama threw Intel officials and James Clapper under the bus and stated they underestimated ISIS. Who underestimated ISIS, or did you just not want to see what they were doing?  I could not have said it any better than Instapundit, When things go well, it’s always “I, me, mine” with this guy. When things go badly, it’s always “they” who screwed up.


But wait a minute, didn’t FOX News report Obama given detailed intelligence for a year about rise of ISIS?

President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News.

The official — who asked not to be identified because the President’s Daily Brief is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product analyzing sensitive international events for the president — said the data was strong and “granular” in detail.

60 Minutes – Barack Obama interview

The Hill: Obama – Intel officials underestimated ISIS.

President Obama largely blamed the United States’ intelligence community in an interview broadcast Sunday for giving an incorrect assessment of the capabilities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” Obama said on CBS’s “”60 Minutes.”

Obama said ISIS, also known as ISIL, went “underground” when United States forces fought al Qaeda in Iraq in the last decade.

That, along with Syria’s civil war, allowed ISIS to regroup and recruit fighters from all over the world, including Europe, the United States, Australia and the Muslim world, Obama said in an excerpt from the interview. The full interview with Steve Kroft will air Sunday night.

“And so this became ground zero for jihadists around the world,” Obama said of Syria.

Jim Geraghty at NRO says, oh contaire … “How Many Times Was Obama Warned About an Islamist Takeover of Iraq?”

Isn’t this what all of those allegedly horrific warmongering Bush administration officials warned about? Didn’t we have an entire 2008 presidential campaign debating the consequences of a “precipitous withdrawal”? Didn’t Obama and his team assure us, over and over again, that they would manage the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq responsibly?

Vice President Cheney, November 21, 2005:

Would the United States and other free nations be better or worse off with terrorists like Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi running Iraq? And would the United States be more or less safe with Iraq ruled by extremists intent on its destruction?

A precipitous withdrawal from Iraq would be a victory for the terrorists, an invitation to further the violence against free nations and a terrible blow to the future security of the United States of America.

President Bush, July 12, 2007:

I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region, and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan. It would mean increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.

Even The Daily Beast is calling Obama on his comments … Why Obama Can’t Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS.

Still, other senior intelligence officials have been warning about ISIS for months. In prepared testimony before the annual House and Senate intelligence committees’ threat hearings in January and February, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the recently departed director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said the group would likely make a grab for land before the end of the year. ISIS “probably will attempt to take territory in Iraq and Syria to exhibit its strength in 2014.” Of course, the prediction wasn’t exactly hard to make. By then, Flynn noted, ISIS had taken the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, and the demonstrated an “ability to concurrently maintain multiple safe havens in Syria.”

Flynn was not alone. Clapper himself in that hearing warned that the three most effective jihadist groups in Syria—one of which he said was ISIS—presented a threat as a magnet for attracting foreign fighters. John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, said he thought both ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, al Qaeda’s formal franchise in Syria, presented a threat to launch external operations against the West.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said February 4 that because of areas of Syria that are “beyond the regime’s control or that of the moderate opposition,” a “major concern” was “the establishment of a safe haven, and the real prospect that Syria could become a launching point or way station for terrorists seeking to attack the United States or other nations.”

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    10 Responses to “Barack Obama Blames Intel Officials for ISIS … “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.””

    1. A Texas Grandfather on September 29th, 2014 9:32 am

      Obama is a muslim. It is in their training to be deceitful to achieve a goal. He has already stated that in a choice situation that he would stand with the muslims.

      He pulled out the U.S. forces from Iraq knowing full well that the Iraq government and army were weak. He set them up for failure so that the Suni terrorists could come back into Iraq.

      Obama is being used by the muslims to destroy as much of the United States world power as he can. The sooner the people can get rid of this worthless non-leader, the better.

    2. Tamikosmom on September 29th, 2014 9:38 am

      Think about it. When the daily intelligence briefings for the past year are considered … when the January, 2014 Aljazeera article is considered and … when the January, 2014 New Yorker interview is considered … it is obvious that Barack Obama had no intention of stopping the rise of ISIS. The Caliphate was unfolding accordingly. All was good for a period of time. There was no pressure to act.



      Source: Obama given detailed intelligence for a year about rise of ISIS
      Published September 02, 2014

      ALJAZEERA – JAN 4, 2014

      Iraq loses control of Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked group
      January 4, 2014

      NEW YORKER – JANUARY 27, 2014

      Annals of the Presidency JAN 27, 2014 ISSUE
      Going the Distance
      On and off the road with Barack Obama.

      In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been “decimated.” I pointed out that the flag of Al Qaeda is now flying in Falluja, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria; Al Qaeda has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too.

      “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant”, Obama said, resorting to an uncharacteristically flip analogy.


      US ‘understimated’ rise of ISIS, Obama says
      Published September 28, 2014

    3. Tamikosmom on September 29th, 2014 10:30 am

      Could it be that Islamic influences that have infiltrated the Administration … Islamic influences that are pulling puppet Obama’s strings in the furthering of the global Caliphate since the get-go … are dictating foreign policy.

      Democrat and Republican (RINO) representatives … with John McCain leading the pack … despicably mocked Michelle Bachmann in 2012 when she desperately attempted to expose the Muslim Brotherhood influence within the US Administration.

      The following expose’ is a good read in its entirety.


      … While Bachmann was widely criticized and ridiculed for daring to suggest that Muslim Brotherhood elements had infiltrated the U.S. government, corroboration of her allegations came, in December 2012, from an unlikely quarter: Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine, which asserted that six highly-placed Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators within the Obama administration had transformed the United States “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. ….

    4. Tamikosmom on September 29th, 2014 10:31 am
    5. Tamikosmom on September 29th, 2014 10:33 am


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    8. super dave on October 1st, 2014 11:52 am

      Obama’s speech stating that he would attack Isis to me was half hearted. Just the week before he stated that Isis was a manageable situation. Then in the next couple of days Eric Holder states that Isis was planning an attack on Ameirca ?
      I don’t think for a minute that Obama and Holder are telling the truth and never have. The truth is not in either one of these muslim lackeys.
      I would think that Obama is an Isis sympathizer

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