On Saturday Obama blamed the advance of ISIS in Iraq on intelligence failures.
This is reminiscent of the conclusion reached by the Iraq Survey Group as it tried to provided a pretext for the 2003 Bush neocon invasion.
A report declassified in the summer of 2012 and held at the National Security Archive states it was “analytic liabilities” and predispositions that led to the war, the destruction of the country, and the death of over a million people.
Now the U.S. is attempting to revisit this excuse to explain the rapid advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
In addition, the government is trying to sell the idea that pulling troops out of Iraq was a bad idea.