Incompetent Stooge: Obama ‘underestimated’ threat posed by growth of Isis/Daash

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Obama admits US underestimated threat posed by growth of Isis

President Obama on CBS: Isis took advantage of chaos in ungoverned Syria

President Obama appearing on CBS’ 60 Minutes

President Obama on CBS: Isis took advantage of chaos in ungoverned Syria

Catherine Philp, Beirut
Last updated at 10:43AM, September 29 2014

President Obama admitted yesterday that the United States had underestimated the rise of Islamic State, paying too little heed to its evolution in Syria and relying too heavily on the government military to contain its spread in Iraq.

In an interview with 60 Minutes on CBS,Mr Obama did not admit to misjudgements of his own but pointed to intelligence assessments acknowledging the failure to appreciate the threat posed by the deteriorating security situation in Syria, which created the environment for Isis to thrive.

Mr Obama said that Isis comprised the remnants of al-Qaeda in Iraq, which “went back underground” after being subdued by…

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