GOP: Obama is passing the buck on ISIS

September 29, 2014 10:39 PM

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GOP: Obama is passing the buck on ISIS

Republicans are jumping on President Barack Obama’s blunt admission that American officials “underestimated” the threat ISIS posed, arguing that the White House is trying to evade responsibility for broader policy mistakes.

“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” Obama said in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes. The president added that it was “absolutely true” that the U.S.-trained Iraqi forces had failed to l...

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