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Obama: Bad Intelligence Behind ISIS Underestimation

Obama: Bad Intelligence Behind ISIS Underestimation

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Saturday from the White House South Lawn, President Barack Obama blamed “intelligence estimates” for not anticipating the speed in which ISIS would capture large sections of Iraq.

The president,who has been under harsh media criticism for likening ISIS to an Al-Qaeda JV basketball team in January said, “There is no doubt that their advance their movement over the last several of months has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates and I think the the expectation of policy makers both in and outside of Iraq.”

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The president also made clear no troops would go into Iraq during this operation of humanitarian aid and military airstrikes on ISIS.

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