Leon Panetta: Obama’s haste to leave Iraq created opportunity for ISIS

Via Sharyl Atkisson:

Former C.I.A. Director Leon Panetta seems to hold nothing back in his new book, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace. USA Today calls it “an explosive assessment by a respected policymaker of the president he served.” From the article:

In an interview with Capital Download, USA Today’s video newsmaker series, Panetta says Obama erred:

By not pushing the Iraqi government harder to allow a residual U.S. force to remain when troops withdrew in 2011, a deal he says could have been negotiated with more effort. That “created a vacuum in terms of the ability of that country to better protect itself, and it’s out of that vacuum that ISIS began to breed.” Islamic State also is known as ISIS and ISIL.

Read the USA Today article.

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