August 25, 2014 2:37 pm -

By the time President Obama was sworn in by the Chief Catholic of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, there was already an agreement made with the Iraqi people.  Yet people’s memories are incredibly short as they forget who was responsible for the troop withdrawal.

The Republicans blaming Obama for pulling American troops out of Iraq in 2011 should remember, is that in October 2008 George W. Bush was president when the Status of Forces Agreement was drafted and ratified by Iraqi lawmakers a month later in November 2008. The pertinent part of the agreement that President Obama honored was that, “All the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory no later than December 31, 2011.”


Mike Rogers started the video montage, above,  played on “Morning Joe,” from his interview on Meet The Press.  Right on cue, he is followed by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who said ISIS is not a JV team any more as they are the “gold-medal winners” of some contrived Terrorist Olympics.  Finally we hear from Graham’s life partner, Senator John “Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran” McCain who blames everything on President Obama who, unlike McCain, does not act with a knee-jerk response by blowing everyone in the Middle East to smithereens.  Every person on Sunday Morning GOP TV agrees with Rogers, Graham and McCain, so Morning Joe couldn’t wait to get former CIA chief and endorser of torture in the Bush Administration, Michael Hayden and Shadi Hamid from the Brookings Institute to help condemn President Obama.

Essentially both men blame the rise of ISIS on the absence of a residual ground force in Iraq, which was NOT part of the 2008 agreement signed by George W. Bush.  ISIS’s meteoric rise to bad boy of all terrorist jihadi groups is basically the fault of President Obama not having a comprehensive plan to rid the world of ISIS in Syria as well as Iraq.  It’s quite funny they’d seek the opinion of John McCain who did not even identify the ISIS group as anything but our rebel friends last year.  Perhaps maybe the introspective time President Obama enjoyed while on vacation was spent carefully weighing options and strategies so as not to go in and help the wrong people, as McCain would have done.  Thankfully, MSNBC anchor, Thomas Roberts mentions certain ISIS leaders being released from jail in Syria in 2011, where the US couldn’t have done much to combat them in retrospect.   Conservatives should never fear with Joe as the piece ended with more subtle digs at the president who can’t win no mater what he does.[su_sky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Scarborough And Associates Blame Obama For The Rise Of ISIS

  1. Budda August 25th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Morning Joe is pathetic.

  2. Pilotshark August 25th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Rogers, Graham, McCain>. sitting around blowing smoke up their own A$$es!
    Johnny, didn’t you say ISIS was on our side? you know you can spot them and all.
    also Johnny Wet Start McCain whats your take on ISIS/ISIL is getting backing from Saudi Arabia? being all Sunni and all.

  3. liberalMD August 25th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Now you know why I get my Morning Joe at Starbucks.

  4. OldLefty August 25th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    High Broderism at it’s best.


    9/18, 2013;
    McCain rejects report
    claiming Syrian rebels are largely jihadis

    Sen. John McCain: Syrian rebels will feel

    May 27, 2013 ; McCain sneaks across Turkey-Syria border, meets
    with rebels

    JUN 23 2014; ‘Thank
    God for the Saudis’: ISIS, Iraq, and the Lessons of Blowback

    U.S lawmakers encouraged officials in Riyadh to arm Syrian rebels.
    Now that strategy may have created a monster in the Middle East.

    Mitt Romney: arm the Syrian rebels

    Republican presidential candidate is to call
    for an escalation of the conflict in Syria in a major foreign policy address

    Monday 8 October 2012 00.16 EDT

    Mitt Romney wants to arm Syrian rebels: What are the risks?
    Extremist elements, some affiliated with Al Qaeda, appear to be playing a growing role in the fight against the Assad regime, posing a challenge to proposals, such as Romney’s, to arm the Syrian rebels.

    By Howard
    LaFranchi, Staff writer OCTOBER 10, 2012

    Obama will not arm Syrian rebels; Romney sees
    a ‘lack of leadership’

    May 30, 2012


    Netanyahu Says Obama Got Syria Right

    19 MAY 22, 2014 10:36 PM EDT

    By Jeffrey Goldberg

  5. Bunya August 25th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    It doesn’t matter that the rise of ISIS was the responsibility of the actions by McCain and the GOP, it’s Obama’s fault. The fall of the Roman empire? Obama’s fault. The civil war? Obama’s fault.
    On the plus side, at least we now know who killed JFK.

  6. fancypants August 25th, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Hey young lady We are not selling any of that ! stick to the hypothetical news

    • Scopedog August 26th, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Well, she does have a great pair of legs….:)

  7. RK Johnston August 25th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    “Morning Joe”=”Scarborough Country Lite.”
    Just as leopards do not change their spots, neo-cons never really change their true identity.
    They made hide it well…but in the end, it comes out, plain as day.
    Send Joe back to FOX–he’d fit right in there!
    And DO NOT bring back Imus!