With the fall of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, fingers are pointing faster than you can say "Preemptive War." John McCain thinks the crazy Islamic extremists of ISIS wouldn't be causing the world all this trouble if only Obama hadn't spent so much time worrying about global warming. Jeb Bush says Al Qaeda in Iraq was wiped out and ISIS didn't exist when his dear ol' brother was president.
I know our memories are short, but does anyone remember a certain rush to war that resulted in mayhem throughout Iraq and the Middle East. I seem to remember something happened in 2003-ish. Granted, George W. Bush didn't personally found ISIS and pitch the idea to scores of jihadists, but methinks the disaster that was the Iraq War may have had a tiny bit to do with the creation of ISIS. (By the way, the National Counterterrorism Center points out that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was established in 2004.
Pundits and politicians are blaming the chaos in the Middle East on Barack Obama, as if crazed extremists didn't exist in the region until Barry took the oath of office. It makes perfect logical sense to distract voters from the fact that it was the invasion of Iraq, the disastrous occupation and the destabilizing sectarian political structure that helped give rise to ISIS. Obama isn't perfect, but there are plenty of other culprits who contributed to the current mess.
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