To The Daily Sun,
President Obama and Hillary Clinton founded ISIS in the sense that their policies, neglect, and assistance enabled ISIS to become a well-armed, well-trained, wealthy, and effective fighting force. Without Obama's and Hillary's help, ISIS would still be the weak, ineffective terrorist group that President Obama declared to be the "JV" team.
No rational person believes that Trump was saying that Obama and Hillary were in the room when Muslims decided to try to establish the 1,400-year Muslim goal of a Caliphate. The people suggesting that this is what Trump meant (the media, other Democrats, and others in the political establishment) are intentionally trying to deceive people.
Despite the advice of American military leaders who knew that Iraq would destabilize without our strong presence and influence, President Obama pulled American forces out of a stable Iraq. We know Iraq was stable because President Obama, Vice President Biden, and other leaders told us so.
Unfortunately our military leaders were correct. Iraq quickly destabilized, creating an environment in which ISIS could succeed. Then Obama and Hillary funded, armed and trained Syrian opposition forces most of whom quickly joined ISIS taking their weapons and training with them. With better arms and more trained forces ISIS successfully conquered major areas in Iraq. ISIS's success enabled more successful recruiting efforts, the capture of thousands of major American weapons, and greatly increased ISIS's wealth from looted banks, homes, businesses, etc., and control of the oil fields.
After the world watched ISIS commit many atrocities, President Obama felt compelled to appear to oppose ISIS. But President Obama only allowed token efforts. The relatively few "airstrikes" that were allowed often weren't allowed to attack ISIS forces. The lives of American men and women were put in jeopardy, but they weren't allowed to significantly damage ISIS which continued to grow more powerful.
No, President Obama and Hillary weren't in the room when ISIS's plans were made, but they essentially "founded" the current version of ISIS. Driven by domestic political considerations and a naïve worldview, President Obama and Hillary Clinton helped ISIS become the cruel, powerful killing and enslaving force that threatens the lives of people around the world.
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