Blame for the Rise of ISIL

It seems that Obama is far more interested in deflecting any responsibility for IS to others and denying that religious fervor is a primary motivation than in actually dealing with the problem.

Turning to Islamic State, Obama said the governments of Syria and Iraq should bear some responsibility for the group’s emergence.

“In Iraq, the failure of the previous government to govern in an inclusive manner helped to pave the way for ISIL’s (Islamic State’s) gains there.”

In Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s “war against his own people and deliberate stoking of sectarian tensions help to fuel the rise of ISIL,” he said.