2011 Flashback: Obama Admin Says Islamic Caliphate Is ‘Never Going To Happen’
FLASHBACK: Obama Administration Says Islamic Caliphate is "Feckless Delusion" That is "Never Going to Happen" (Townhall)
The brutal terrorist organization known as ISIS or ISIL, made up of former al Qaeda fighters, has renamed itself the Islamic State. The name "Islamic State" is self-explanatory and was chosen based on the group's goal of establishing a caliphate by conquering as much land in the middle east and around the world as possible, beheading and killing anyone standing in their way.
Regardless of the terrorist group's own classification and stated goals to implement and maintain an Islamist caliphate going back years, the Obama administration wasn't worried about the "absurd" concept and had no plans to stop it from happening according to then White House Counter-Terrorism Advisor and current CIA Secretary John Brennen. From 2011: