Coats Responds to President’s Comments that Intelligence Community Underestimated ISIS

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): Monday afternoon, Indiana Senator Dan Coats, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, responded to President Barack Obama’s comments Sunday night on 60 Minutes that the U.S. intelligence community underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS):

The same White House that said al-Qaeda was decimated is now trying to blame the intelligence community for its own policy failures in Syria and Iraq. Harry Truman famously had a plaque on his desk that said, ‘the buck stops here,’ a reference to the president’s role in making decisions and accepting responsibility for them. Shifting blame and shirking responsibility is not presidential or beneficial to the American people.”