Belmont Club sees the reason for the Obama administration's panic over ISIS.
In retrospect it was clear Obama didn’t know the true state of affairs. He didn’t even suspect he had got it wrong; it was an “unknown unknown” to him. And not just in some insignificant detail but an error lurking in the facts which made up the very cornerstone of his strategic thinking. The Remnick article clearly illustrates just how critical the mistakes were.
For a gang that can't admit they made a mistake, this is the hardest part.