Obama: ISIL not on my radar

Obama is trying to clean up his legacy.  But he admitted to CNN on December 7, 2016 that he did not pay attention to the ISIS threat.

Obama said:

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 admitted what was obvious to anyone paying attention to Obama’s handling of the war in Iraq and Syria.  Obama simply did not seem interested in fighting Islamist terrorists.  He wanted to withdraw from Iraq and did so without negotiating a status of forces agreement.  By failing to leave an adequate force to protect the hard fought victory to stabilize Iraq after the surge, Obama allowed ISIS to form and grow.

Obama dismissed the ISIS threat as a “JV team” after it captured Fallujah:

I think the analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.

Catherine Herridge reported on September 2, 2014 that “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.”

On July 12, 2007, President George W. Bush warned about withdrawal from Iraq:

I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we’re 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 we’d be increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.

Obama was warned about ISIS.

It is obvious that Obama and his secretary of state, Hillary, were clueless about the Middle East.  Hillary was too busy selling access to the State Department for contributions to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, aka the William Jefferson Corleone Foundation, and arranging speeches for Bill Clinton.  Obama was interested in withdrawal from Iraq at any cost and also announced withdrawal from Afghanistan.  He started in 2009 by apologizing for U.S. power during his apology tour.

As a result, we have suffered attacks in our country inspired by ISIS, and ISIS has conducted a war of genocide to kill Christians in the areas it has conquered.

Obama was warned about ISIS, but he did not do anything about it.

Now we have to clean up the mess left by Obama.

Obama is trying to clean up his legacy.  But he admitted to CNN on December 7, 2016 that he did not pay attention to the ISIS threat.

Obama said:

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 admitted what was obvious to anyone paying attention to Obama’s handling of the war in Iraq and Syria.  Obama simply did not seem interested in fighting Islamist terrorists.  He wanted to withdraw from Iraq and did so without negotiating a status of forces agreement.  By failing to leave an adequate force to protect the hard fought victory to stabilize Iraq after the surge, Obama allowed ISIS to form and grow.

Obama dismissed the ISIS threat as a “JV team” after it captured Fallujah:

I think the analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.

Catherine Herridge reported on September 2, 2014 that “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.”

On July 12, 2007, President George W. Bush warned about withdrawal from Iraq:

I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we’re 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 we’d be increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.

Obama was warned about ISIS.

It is obvious that Obama and his secretary of state, Hillary, were clueless about the Middle East.  Hillary was too busy selling access to the State Department for contributions to the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, aka the William Jefferson Corleone Foundation, and arranging speeches for Bill Clinton.  Obama was interested in withdrawal from Iraq at any cost and also announced withdrawal from Afghanistan.  He started in 2009 by apologizing for U.S. power during his apology tour.

As a result, we have suffered attacks in our country inspired by ISIS, and ISIS has conducted a war of genocide to kill Christians in the areas it has conquered.

Obama was warned about ISIS, but he did not do anything about it.

Now we have to clean up the mess left by Obama.