Cheney-bush FINGERPRINTS ON DEVELOPMENT AND STRENGTHENING ISIS/ISIL/DAESH IN IRAQ?
We find that Cheney played a key role in de-Ba’athification and in creating the circumstances that led to the formation of ISIS. Former Ba’athists provide important military ISIS leadership, as they did in the first few years after the invasion when they joined forces with the group that preceded ISIS, al-Qaida in Iraq.
However, many of those same Ba’athists later turned against al-Qaida in Iraq. They shifted back into the orbit of what became ISIS due to the repressive policies under Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki.
*[A favorite of “W” (C.H.)]
The causal link is too distant to say Cheney created ISIS. His decisions contributed to the group’s formation, but not more than that.
Material in brackets inserted by CalHall*
*[YET, ScooterLibby, DougFeith, DavidAddington and Rumsfeld all the way to the top allowed were begind selecting Bremmer and supporting his wholesale disbanding of the B’Atheists and the Army who enhanced alQuaeda in Iraq in it’s successful conversion to ISIS/ISIL/DAESH in Iraq]