Yes, Obama Knew about ISIS
Yesterday, we said that President Obama was either reckless or incompetent. He either didn't pay attention at the briefing or kept the country in the dark about ISIS.
Today, I'm leaning toward the irresponsible, or a major dereliction of duty that we have not seen in U.S. history.
According to a U.K. newspaper, President Obama was told about ISIS back in 2012, or before the presidential campaign:
President Barack Obama's intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline on Monday.
'Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,' said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings.
The staffer declined to share anything specific about the content of those briefings, citing his need to maintain a security clearance.
But 'it's true,' he said, 'that the [intelligence] community was sending pretty specific intel up to us.'
'We were seeing specific threat assessments and many of them have panned out exactly as we were told they would.'
Yes, this news report is based on a nameless source, but it is credible. We've heard similar comments from others.
It's clear now that President Obama chose to overlook the ISIS threat for purely political reasons, or the 2012 reelection campaign.
It's time for a serious Democrat to call on President Obama to take responsibility for such an obvious dereliction of duty. Also, President Obama has failed the men and women who will have to go in and take out ISIS. Our armed forces will now fight an enemy emboldened by two years of presidential indifference.
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