Leftists and their Commander-in-Chief are constantly blaming George W. Bush for every issue the U.S. faces today, including ISIS. However, what CIA Director John Brennan just divulged about what Obama has been secretly doing in regards to ISIS is absolutely terrifying.
Obama appointed Brennan in 2013 as CIA director, but what he’s uncovered about Obama’s behavior with ISIS during his short time in the position must have been too risky not to throw his employer under the bus.
In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Brennan revealed not only that Daesh (ISIS) has other attack plans for the U.S., but revealed who exactly is to blame for the terror group’s rise to power and undeniable success.
Brennan admitted that under George W. Bush, Daesh only had “700-or-so adherents left,” adding that the group was “decimated” when the president left office in 2008, American Enterprise Institute reports. However, not long after Barack Obama was elected, the terrorist group began to reorganize, grow, and conquer.
“[ISIS] was, you know, pretty much decimated when US forces were there in Iraq. It had maybe 700-or-so adherents left. And then it grew quite a bit in the last several years, when it split then from al-Qaida in Syria, and set up its own organization.”
Brennan’s confirmation is not only enraging for those who’ve demanded Obama take action against the group, it’s telling of just how powerful they’ve become, and how they may soon become too powerful to defeat without all-out war.
“[ISIS] can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria,” a 2014 CIA analysis confirmed.
“This new total reflects an increase in members because of stronger recruitment since June following battlefield successes and the declaration of a caliphate, greater battlefield activity, and additional intelligence.”
This means that Daesh has grown anywhere between 2,700 and 4,400% during Obama’s presidency, a magnanimous leap from the few hundred scattered militants when he took over after Bush.
This revelation comes just one year after Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken declared that “[ISIS’s] focus is not on attacking the U.S. homeland or attacking our interests here in the United States or abroad.”
This declaration was not simply thrown out or even backpedaled after Daesh has attacked a numerous locations across the globe. Only a day before 132 Parisians were mercilessly slaughtered by ISIS recruits, Obama confidently purported that ISIS has “been contained.”
These statistics show that Obama is solely responsible for Daesh’s continual onslaught, since Bush practically left him only the crumbs to wipe up on his way out. Had Obama simply acted at the first sign of their growth, there would be no Caliphate threatening the Middle East and the West today.
Brennan’s affirmation proves that Obama is either inexcusably incompetent when it comes to national security, or that we have elected the enemy directly into our White House. Either way, the outcome is dangerous not only for the U.S., but the world.