ISIS blames bad intelligence for its success

Apparently President Barack Obama (D) isn't the only one who suffers from deficient intelligence officials.  Despite its seemingly many successes, even ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)/ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Lebanon) surprised itself by conquering so much territory so quickly.  Well, that's what the ever knowledgeable State Department Spokeswoman, Marie Harf, revealed  to CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "The president said, for a long time we've known about the serious threat from ISIL," Harf said. "But everyone, us, the Iraqis, even ISIS itself, was surprised by how quickly earlier this summer they were able to take territory in Iraq. They moved more quickly than anyone could have imagined. Assessing the will of a force to fight, the capability is one thing you can assess, but the will is a tough thing to assess. I know these are challenging assessments to do." So challenging that even the ISIS/ISIL fighters couldn't...(Read Full Post)

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