"Absurd"? "Feckless"? Lacking "vision"? What a perfect way to describe the wilfully blind strategy that helped give birth to ISIS, an outfit bereft of none of the above.“Our strategy is…shaped by a deeper understanding of al Qaeda’s goals, strategy, and tactics,” Brennan claimed. “I’m not talking about al Qaeda’s grandiose vision of global domination through a violent Islamic caliphate. That vision is absurd, and we are not going to organize our counterterrorism policies against a feckless delusion that is never going to happen. We are not going to elevate these thugs and their murderous aspirations into something larger than they are.”
Update: Why wasn't Obama better informed?