Last night President Obama sat down for an interview on 60 Minutes where he discussed everything from ISIS to the economy.
President Obama shifted blame for the failure to combat ISIS sooner to the intelligence community, saying agencies tasked with threat assessment dropped the ball. Blaming the broad “intelligence community” is one of President Obama’s go-to tactics for evading responsibility on foreign policy disasters. He took no responsibility for the rise of ISIS as a result of his own decisions solely based on the political promises he made to pull all U.S. troops from Iraq and blamed former Prime Minister Nouri-Al Maliki for the failure to uphold the new democracy. Further, President Obama stressed that the current war against ISIS isn’t about the United States, but the international community as a whole.
“This is not America against ISIL. This is America leading the international community to assist a country with whom we have a security partnership,” Obama said.
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