Barack Obama claims that his regime underestimated the rise of ISIS and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off that group. Obama made these statements in a 60 Minutes interview.
George W Bush warned that leaving Iraq before the place was stabile and not having a small force in place would result in some group filling the void. He was pretty clear this would happen.
Mitt Romney reiterated this during the debates with Barack Obama. Obama laughed him off.
It is now obvious that Bush and Romney were correct and Obama was wrong. But did Obama underestimate?
Probably not. He is a narcissist and thinks he knows everything. He was aware of what Bush said and Romney told him point blank what would happen so he knew.
He just chose to either ignore or not believe the information. I believe he ignored it because he did not want to give any credit to Bush or Romney. He did not want to say that they were right because he was supposed to be so smart.
He ignored it and now we are using our military to clean up the mess he made. It is pretty telling that the man who said that we could not solve the issues there with our military is now saying we need to use our military to solve issues there.
He should have listened and with ears that big he certainly was able to hear.
Perhaps he was unable because of where he keeps his head…
Never surrender, never submit.