Pentagon contradicts Obama, says they’ve been “very clear” about ISIS threat in Iraq all along
Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 3:41 PM
By Joe Guest
On Saturday, President Obama said the intelligence community underestimated the threat by ISIS which is why he did not act until now:
There is no doubt that their advance, their movement over the last several months has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates and I think the expectations of policymakers both in and outside of Iraq.
Aside from the fact that advances by ISIS has been known to anyone who’s had access to YouTube or Twitter, the Pentagon, when asked if they were caught off guard by ISIS today, tells a completely different story. They responded that the US did know about the threat posed by ISIS all along:
“We have been very clear about the threat posed by ISIS. We have been very consistent about that threat in the region and in Iraq.”
The statement from the General is more damaging when you consider that it is a direct response to a question that according to some reports the White House was caught off guard.
Truth is this will not at all damage Obama’s credibility if the GOP machine does not line up to point this General’s comment.
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