One thing we know about our government is it is reactive. It doesn’t really anticipate the happenings of events. From Pearl Harbor (it’s not in Japan) through 9/11 had we had some people who thought beyond the monthly salary that they get whether they perform or not and conjectured into the area of “what if” we should have anticipated both of those attacks and many other present happenings.
When we went into Iraq did anyone ask how we would get out or what would happen if we got out? That we invaded that country without anticipating the future who is to blame? Now it is a mess. Under Saddam Hussein it might not have been our best friend and might have been encouraging some of the actions of the Palestinian suicide bombers but beyond that Saddam’s rule was quite stable though sadistic to some. What have we brought about? ISIS! To those who complain that Obama never should have taken out all our forces I ask did we plan to keep American troops in that country forever.