Barack Obama: ISIL… Grew Out Of Our Invasion

ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

 

Related to my post on the rise of Iran as a regional superpower in the Middle East as a consequence of the United States’ disastrous military expeditions in Iraq and elsewhere, as well as previous pieces on the emergence of the Islamic State from those self-same interventions, comes this interview by Shane Smith with president Barack Obama for Vice News:

“…ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion. Which is an example of unintended consequences. Which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.”

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