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Obama Admits A Mistake

Yeah, that’s headline news all by itself. Mr. Perfect says “we were wrong”. Granted, he’s sharing the blame. But it’s a first step. And he doesn’t even blame Bush.

Obama: US Underestimated ISIS

Guess they weren’t so “JV” after all.

President Obama acknowledged Sunday that U.S. intelligence officials “underestimated" the threat posed by the Islamic State and overestimated the Iraqi army’s capacity to defeat the militant group.

The president said in an wide-ranging interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that the Islamic State militants went “underground” after being squashed in Iraq and regrouped under the cover of the Syrian civil war.

“During the chaos of the Syrian civil war, where essentially you have huge swaths of the country that are completely ungoverned, they were able to reconstitute themselves and take advantage of that chaos,” Obama said.

The president said his director of national intelligence, James Clapper, has acknowledged that the U.S. “underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.” He also said it was “absolutely true” that the U.S. overestimated the ability and will of the Iraqi army.

Oh, so it was the entire country that was wrong. That means Obama is only 1/310,000,000 at fault. Phew, for a minute there I thought he was going to say 4 Hail Marys and perform an act of contrition. Who am I kidding?

However, Obama also acknowledged that the U.S. is dealing with a conundrum in Syria, as the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State is helping Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the U.N. has accused of war crimes.

I recognize the contradiction in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance,” Obama said. “We are not going to stabilize Syria under the rule of Assad,” whose government has committed “terrible atrocities.”

However, Obama called the threat from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and other terror groups a more “immediate concern that has to be dealt with.”

“On the other hand, in terms of immediate threats to the United States, ISIL, Khorasan Group—those folks could kill Americans,” he said.

Oh right, it’s a puzzle, surrounded by a mystery, and wrapped in an  enema  enigma. Or maybe a tortilla. Gosh, nobody can figure this out. Nobody!  And naturally, we have to hear “Khorasan” again, his own new favorite sub-terrorist splinter splinter cell. OMG, this guy sings about his Khorasan more than a Mexican crooner ("mi corazón").

And I shouldn’t mention it, but I’m pretty certain that the entire US military said that the Iraqi army wasn’t worth jack if left to themselves and allowed to go all tribal again. Which they did, the day after Obongogongo pulled all our troops out, while praising himself mightily. And when the untrained bunch, who coincidentally were the wrong flavor of jizzlam, ran like hell at the sound of gunfire ... well, that was Maliki’s fault, right?

So what’s his strategy to deal with this latest powerful and mysterious enemy?

Blow up grain silos!!

U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria

U.S.-led air strikes hit grain silos and other targets in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern and eastern Syria overnight, killing civilians and wounding militants, a group monitoring the war said on Monday.

The aircraft may have mistaken the mills and grain storage areas in the northern Syrian town of Manbij for an Islamic State base, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. There was no immediate comment from Washington.

That’ll leave a mark!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/29/2014 at 12:52 PM   
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