White House Lacks Mirrors?

President Obama is blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for failing to detect the rise of the Islamic State, one of the biggest foreign-policy calamities of his second term.

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that aired Wednesday night, the president said his administration underestimated the terrorist group known as ISIL.

“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,” Mr. Obama said.

The president infamously referred to the Islamic State in 2014 as a “jayvee team” among terrorists. But within a year, Mr. Obama was assembling an international coalition to carry out airstrikes against the group in Iraq and later in Syria, and he has deployed about 5,000 U.S. troops to Iraq as advisers and trainers in a ground war against the extremists.

In the interview, Mr. Obama said his national-security team has done the best it could in the war on terror.
“Have we been flawless in the execution of what is a complicated policy in the region? Absolutely not,” he said.

17 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • dmttbt says:

    Why should the American people have to wait until obama’s term is over??? There are provisions in the constitution that cover impeachment. We just don’t have anyone in power who is not on the take. Democrat or republican means nothing, Crime family, crime party, those mean something. The government can only rob the people have no more to give. That time has passed. The government is broke and has been for some time now. You can’t owe 20 trillion dollars and act like you have money. You can’t fund all the bull s it programs to buy votes year after year. You can’t operate on borrowed money and printed revenue that means nothing.

  • Bobbi17 says:

    He lied coming into office and he continues to lie going out. When you don’t attend more than half of your intelligence briefings, a lot of things will not be on your radar. Duh…..Anxiously awaiting his departure from the WH.

  • Tiger says:

    He is a liar. 50 CIA agents went before Congress to tell them that O’s people were making them water down their reports on ISIS to meet O’s agenda. He has brought them here, he is the one who has made sure they are secured around our country. He scrubbed 800 records of Muslims on the Homeland Security Watch list, he has been told these refugees have ISIS among them and the FBI said there were 1000 active cases on them across our country, he is the one who said about the Muslim Training Camps that are now gearing up in case the investigations are started up again into them, O stopped them that Muslims have gun rights too, everything is attached to him like barnacles on a pier and he is the “Enemy Within”.


  • itsfun says:

    maybe he needs to draw more red lines

  • justinwachin says:

    The first problem was the false assumption that the problem was not related to the terrorists’ understanding of Islam. President Obama was so eager to turn this into a secular exercise that he and his administration ignored the religious basis for the problem. At the same time a report prepared by Janet Napolitano’s agency had no problem labeling conservative evangelical Christians as potential terrorists. When you start with a faulty premise and refuse to acknowledge such you are going to find it difficult to get things right past that point.

  • Ironmike4610 says:

    Obama has to blame somebody. It’s been his MO for the past 8 long yrs.
    You would think a president ‘cough,cough’ after 2 terms would put their big boy pants on and accept responsibility for ONCE in their life.

    1. American Me says:

      Unfortunately that is not going to happen.Obama actually thinks he did a good job.He said there was nothing that could be done to save the jobs at Carrier,and then made a wise crack about maybe Trump would use his Magic Wand.Well I don’t know what Trump used but he got it done.So don’t hold your breath until Obama admits it is all his fault.

  • Janthony132 says:

    flawless as in Prez asleep at the wheel. I read sometime back that Obama never bothered to attend his intelligence briefings. He didn’t know? , all he had to do was read the newspaper….but then they probably didn’t have that on the golf course?

  • dmttbt says:

    Obama says that his administration under estimated ISL. he never even learned to say the name ISIS. If you think you can believe anything he says you are in dream land.

    1. carpkiller says:

      Thats right folks

  • BlessedtoServe says:


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      1. BlessedtoServe says:

        yep liar and loser…he couldn’t win in a sitting contest… He is only a participation trophy type person….has no idea of how to win…

        1. Tiger says:

          He is still at it. He is now ordering a complete investigation into cyber attacks during this election. We know the DOJ and AG are all in with him and who knows he might come up with some big made-up but validated by his stooges information that will take this away from Trump, I put nothing past him. He is furious he lost his puppet Hillary.

      2. dmttbt says:

        ISIS is already in the united states. 1 Is in the White house. That is one big one that we know about and I am sure there are many more. What happens when you get a president who has a mother and father and both sets of grandparents who are communist and or socialist, and has a record but it is sealed. By the way can’t produce a birth certificate for two years and when he does there are so many errors it is not even believable? Well look around and see what happens. Obama did not do this without the help of the senate and the congress.

        1. Tiger says:

          That is truth amen he had plenty of help.

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