This led to a rebuttal by Kessler's WashPost colleague Marc Thiessen: "A bogus defense of Obama's intelligence briefing record."
Now the news is out that Obama received extensive briefings on the threat of ISIS, long before he waved them away as "JV". Did Obama have a long conversation with his National Security Team before overruling them with regard to pro-active measures? Or, as Ace suspects, did he just not read the briefings:
Incidentally, read further in the article and you'll see that the President never asked for additional information about IS. He read the daily briefings (or the White House claims he did, at least), but apparently had no further questions he wanted to ask anyone about.It makes the "no strategy" gaffe easier to believe when there's no strategy.
You know, the way curious, intellectually-lively people never ask questions about important and interesting things.