The PJ Tatler

Has the State Department Learned Any Lessons from the Rise of ISIS? Ummm...(Crickets)

Has the US State Department learned anything from the rise of ISIS? Such as, should the Obama administration have pushed harder to leave a residual US military presence in Iraq after the war? Should the US have pushed Maliki harder for a status of forces agreement? Would that have helped stop ISIS before it became the threat that it is?

The AP’s Matt Lee tried pressing spokeswoman Jen Psaki for an answer on that in today’s press briefing. He didn’t get anywhere, at least, anywhere that’s not covered in Psaki’s approved talking points.

So Psaki does what she normally does — stick to the talking points, and treat reporters as if they’re children.