During a “60 Minutes” interview that aired yesterday, President Obama said that the intelligence community “underestimated” the threat posed by ISIS.
This is from the transcript of the 60 Minutes interview:
Steve Kroft: How did they end up where they are in control of so much territory? Was that a complete surprise to you?
President Obama: Well I think, our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.
That is being interpreted by some as Obama admitting that he got it wrong:
Really? As if: