The things about ISIS is that it really wasn’t unforeseeable. People knew that invading Iraq was a terrible idea. People knew that torturing and murdering Iraqis was going to create new enemies. People knew that creating a power vacuum meant worse people coming into power.
It’s kind of creepy to think about how obvious it was even eight years ago, after Mission Accomplished and Abu Ghraib and Fallujah.
It’s kind of sad that we don’t ever learn from our mistakes.