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rights will join me this morning to discuss what some are calling umbrella revolution on monday, the 29th of september. good morning, i'm jose diaz-balart. our first focus this morning new air strikes against isis and an acknowledgment from the president on intelligence failure that lead to the rise of isis. over night a fresh round of air strikes pounded isis targets in northern and eastern syria. for the first time british war planes joined the u.s. attacks on isis targets in iraq. less than 24 hours after getting the green light from parliament. isis is far from retreating in syria. it's advancing on cities closer to tushish border. in iraq the terror group is reportedly on the edge of baghdad. on 60 minute s president obama said the u.s. failed to see this
coming >>well, i think our head of the intelligence community, jim clapper acknowledged that i think they underestimated what had been taking place in syria. >> and a weekend into the expanded strategy john boehner raising the stakes saying u.s. ground troops may be needed. >> i think it's going to take more than air strikes to drive them out. at some point somebody's boots have to be on the ground. we have no choice. these are bar bar begans. they intend to kill us. if we don't destroy them first, we're going it pay the price. >> a new nbc news poll finds 72% of americans believe the u.s. will eventually have to send in ground troops to defeat isis despite the president's insistence of no u.s. boots on the ground. let's bring in ayman mohyeldin who knows the region and the enemy well. it's a week of u.s. led air
strikes. what impact have they had, do you think? >> i think they have certainly slowed down some of isis' push in some of the areas. it's slightly begun to weaken their hold in positions they've held. where they were trying to create havoc, if you will, on the local populations. i can't say that this degraded their capability. it doesn't seem to have necessarily made them retreat entirely. they are represent on the groun in iraq inside syria. you see some shrinkage in the area under their control. >> and ayman, i'm wondering, we talk about there seem to be increasing their movements and specifically in iraq, also, in parts of syria, though. >> well, they certainly are still capable of fighting. there's been intense shelling taking place in the city on the turkish syria border what lead thousand of refugees to cross the border. they're present inside iraq. as you were saying in the introduction, they still have a presence of fighters not too far
away from baghdad. that doesn't necessarily mean they are prepared and capable of launching an attack on baghdad itself. when you have by the estimate of the intelligence community about 15 to 20,000 fighters spread across the area, you can imagine their fighters are still very much on the ground. the u.s. has been bombing from the air. it illed fighters but not enough to say it degraded the capability to fight. >> ayman, i want to take you to afghanistan. the u.s. has been following the developments in that country. today there's been an historic hand over of power. what can you tell us about the new president in. >> it's an important development. obviously, he's a person well known to the west. certainly going to at least bring in a new era, according to many of the people i've spoken to recently about that in and around the area who are optimistic about him taking over the helm of that country. but more importantly not just him as an individual, but this agreement, this power sharing agreement, keep in mind, there
was a dispute following the elections between him and his rival candidate. but what has emerged they were able to put aside their difference. they were able to create the power sharing pact. that itself is ground breaking in afghanistan. it is a transition of power, a peaceful transition of power. the question is going to be whether or not they're going to sign that bilateral agreement with the united states to keep troops in afghanistan. all indications are that that the president will sign the bilateral agreement which is welcome news for the u.s. in stability in afghanistan, according to him. >> absolutely. ayman mohyeldin, thank you so much for your time. i want to bring in former congressman, former director of the navy's anti-terrorism unit, good to see you, joe. >> good to be with you, jose. >> let me start by getting your reaction to what the president said on 60 minutes. how did the u.s. intelligence community get it so wrong on isis? >> i don't think they did.
if you remember back in january and february, the head, the general the defense agency testified before the house and senate that in 2014, isis would take over large swaths of territory. in fact, at the time he testified, they had already seized ramadi. 35 miles from baghdad. i think it was pretty obvious from his testimony that they had the capability. even jim clapper said that. and they were 35 miles away. i think it was slow on the part of the entire administration to assess that they -- what they had to do in order address the threat. >> and explain that. take me into that a little bit. you're saying that the intention community did not get it wrong? yet we're dealing with a situation now where it seems as though there was a delay. >> yes. if you remember jim clapper said that the they underestimated their will to fight. but he said they have the prowess in order to do what they actually did.
and the capability. and the general in charge actually said they would see significant areas in iraq in 2014. and when you have this force occupy back in january, well, 35 miles from baghdad, it's pretty over something -- all the media and everyone was calling al qaeda then they changed their name. i think at that time thinking through what the implications might be, might have better addressed the issue where we are today. >> and admiral, let's put up the nbc news poll again. it shows 72% of folks say the u.s. will probably eventually to send in ground tops to defeat isis. if that same poll finds american support u.s. boots on the ground in syria by 35 to 37% are u.s. boots the only way to defeat the group?
>> no. we should not put any direct combat groups in syriasyria. our objective is clear. with our aircraft in the sky and reinstituting the government forces of baghdad and the kurds they can do the ground forces that drive out isis. in syria, our objective there is really to make sure that the united states is safe from any planning that isis might do. if there is a safe haven that is to be destroyed there, that has to be done by those moderate rebels that were arming 5,000 of them, which is inadequate to do that. >> but it won't be for a year. >> that's correct. >> that's why our objective should be more cleared for what we're doing in syria. we should not be denying a safe haven. we should be denying the safety which they can plan against us. we do that by cutting off the mother's milk. that is the money that isis gets
from selling the oil. in my mind, we have to better state the clear objective of our safety from isis in syria but safe havens only fly turkey, jordan, qatar, saudi arabia, and the mod rate forces. they're the ones that have to deny safe haven. >> admiral joe sestak, thank you. to developments a the supreme court. the justices will meet for the first fall conference to decide what cases they'll hear this center. front and center could be whether they decide to wade into same-sex marriage. potentially solving the issue nationwide. right now 19 states and the district of columbia allow same-sex couples to marry. let's get to nbc pete williams. good morning. >> good morning to you, jose. >> the question is what will the justice be looking at? >> they have seven lawsuits on challenges to same-sex marriage bans in five state. utah, ohio, virginia, indiana,
and wisconsin. all the lower courts in the federal courts agreed the bans were unconstitutional. normally the supreme court's most likely reason for taking a case is if there's a split among the federal circuit. there's no split yet. you might say the court will say we're not going to hear the cases. if it did that, it would leave the lower court rulings intact. right now they're on hold waiting to see what the supreme court will do. it would suddenly make same-sex marriage legal in all the states covered by the federal circuit. it would add 11 more states making the total 30 states plus district of columbia. it doesn't seem likely the court would do that. will it just sit on the cases until there's a split among the circuit? will it go ahead and take one or more of these cases? we don't know. it's possible we could find out as early as this week. i think it's doubtful. remember last year when the supreme court took the same-sex marriage question about the federal ban. we had to wait several weeks.
they kept pushing it to the next conference until they finally decided which cases to take. it's very uncertain at this point. we don't even know if the same-sex marriage case will be coming up this term. it seems likely but we don't know for sure. >> and you interviewed attorney general eric holder the day after he announced his plans to step down. one of the things you asked him if the sun ready for same-sex marria marriage. >> i think the country is ready for that. i think the polls certainly show that. the reactions to the continuing number of court cases that have found same-sex marriage to be constitutionally mandated. the polls have shown that the american people, i think, are prepared to accept that. >> this may be all and good but that doesn't necessarily mean the supreme court will deal with it, as you said. >> right. what he was saying is the justice department will file a brief urging the supreme court to decide this issue.
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streets of hong kong. thousands and thousands of people gather to protest begin's plan to screen candidates for the leader, the chief executive. this was the scene yesterday as police fired canisters of tear gas and used pepper spray against protest trying to join college students. the reason for the term umbrella revolution. people are using them as protection against tear gas. this morning reports that social media websites including instagram are being blocked by the chinese government. joining me now by phone china correspondent. thank you for being with me, feli cia. >> hi, jose. it's a pretty remarkable scene of defiance here against beijing. it's not really something that the ruling communist party here is used to. as a result, it's quite hard to
predict what is going to happen next. what started out as student led protests in the street of hong kong's central business district has really just morph into something bigger than i think any of those students had imagined it would be. members of the so called occupy central movement originally planned to gone 0 the street, october 1st. they moved up the date since the students seemed to take charge. now it seems that it caught the leaders of beijing by surprise. they have continued to maintain a hard line on this, and it doesn't look like they will budge but neither will the students. and so it's really just right now a matter of waiting and seeing what happens next. >> and i'm wondering how what is going on in hong kong is being portrayed in the chinese media. it's interesting. it's life as usual in beijing right now. there are reports on chinese
social media sites. the chinese equivalent of twitter they've been deleting posts at a rate higher than we've seen over the past year. the state run media, the tv and newspapers are controlled by the communist party. you only see what they want you to see. they don't want anybody to know anything. >> thank you so much for your reporting from beijing this morning. appreciate it. i want to bring in sophia richardson. good morning. thank you for being with me. you called it the tech tonic plates are moving in hong kong. what is going on? >> well, as just mentioned, the chinese government is not accustomed to people not following its instructions. it's made it very clear. the presidents the demonstrations to end and for people to go home. but people in hong kong have very different views.
you know, it's a territory where people have a long history of being able to peacefully protest and to get some degree of negotiation going with local officials. and so, you know, this is a first real clash we've seen between that intransigence in beijing but pretty broad concern across the population of hong kong they get the right to decide how hong kong affairs are governed. >> tell me what sparked this. this is not new. this has been going on now for years. what is it that sparked this umbrella revolution? >> the most immediate problem was the chinese government's decision that it and it alone would vet candidates it would decide who gets to run for the top political office in hong kong. that's the most immediate cause. but there are other tensions that have been simmering below the surface. essentially about whether people in hong kong believe or losing confidence their local officials represent them or whether
increasingly decisions are being referred to beijing. and, you know, six months ago, the kind of people who were talking about protesting and the issues they were talking about protesting over were pretty narrowly defined. over the last couple of month we've seen it become a broader effort. i think that's why you're seeing so many people, you know, of all different backgrounds coming out on to the streets now. >> how does impact an on us? why should we care? >> well, look, i think if we're seeing regressions of democracy around the world, you know, that's a real concern. you know, the expectations when hong kong returned to chinese control was that there would be more political space for hong kong and hopefully some progress for democracy inside china, which is, you know, a major step forward for humanity, we think. it's a real concern that hong kong's politics are starting to look a little bit more like the mainland's. >> and sophia, how do you see it ending? ? >> well, you know, the chinese government is not great at
backing down, but, you know, it has done so in the past with hong kong issues and debates around other problematic pieces of legislation. they certainly won't admit it publicly. but i think, you know, the right thing or what we would hope to see, first of all, being peopling apeople ing a allowed to protest peacefully without getting tear gassed but beijing backing down on the restrictions about who gets to be a part of politics in hong kong. >> we'll see what happens. it doesn't seem like it has a clear solution in the near future. thank you so much for your time. the unrest in hong kong is affecting the global market. that's my question why do we care? the u.s. stocks opened lower this morning. we'll continue to monitor the developing story out of hong kong and bring you updates as we get them. what happens over there definitely has an impact on us here. a live report from chicago where it's been sleepless nights for the stranded. already another 300 flights cancelled today at o'hare
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nbc joins me from chicago with the latest. kevin, good morning. what is the next step for investors and the airports? >> hey, jose. what they're doing is scrambling to get the control center back up and running which is no mean feat. it's going to take them, as they said until this morning, until october 13th to get everything back up and running. they're going have to replace a lot of equipment inside. and the ripple effect from the fire is still being felt throughout the chicago area and, frankly, internationally. because so many flights come in and out of here. with the 300 cancellations today all told we're over 4,000 flights being cancelled coming in and out of chicago. o'hare, being the busiest airport in the world, has really been affected by this. today midway said it does not have any cancellations, but they are still dealing with delays. so there are a lot of people scrambling within the faa to try
to get things up and going again. people have been dispatched to place the like minneapolis, cleveland, indianapolis to assist there. those are the places that have essentially taken the overflow from chicago to keep the plane flying high in the skies. as for passengers, i would, again, recommend if you are planning to travel in and out of chicago today, make sure that your flight hasn't been canc cancellcance cancellcancel ed prior to making the trip. >> i heard you're saying it probably couldn't be fixed until the 13th of october. are we saying there going to be delays and cancellations maybe not as many as 300 a day but until the 13th of october? >> i think essential they are is what we are saying or what they're saying. things have come way up, for example. you know, the airports are working at 65 to 75 percent capacity because of the assistance they are receiving from the airports in the surrounding area.
but in terms of business back to normal, we are hearing october 13th is the day. >> wow! all right. that's a long time from now. if you're a flier. appreciate your time. coming up politics and promises. here is what press secretary josh earnest told me on telemundo. >> the president made good on that promise and the president will make good on this promise too. >> a woman on the front lines of the immigration debate not waiting for washington to act. we lowered her fever. you raise her spirits. we tackled your shoulder pain. you make him rookie of the year. we took care of your cold symptoms. you take him on an adventure. tylenol® has been the number 1 doctor recommended brand of pain reliever for over 20 years.
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tackle immigration reform. a growing number m churches across the country are now stepping up to fill that washington void. at least 25 churches so far are reviving the sanctuary movement. taking in undocumented immigrants facing deportation. like rosa. a 41-year-old mother of two taking refuge in the south side church in tucson. joining me now is a reverend from the church. thank you for being with me this morning. >> thank you. be talk about rosa and how her story captures what so many are going through right now. >> so is a's story is like so many people's story in the cites right now. row is a mother whose greatest joy is to cheer her kid on. her two beautiful boys at their little league games. she was threatened with an order of deportation a final order. and so did she not enter into
sanctuary she could have been torn from her children and separated from them. we opened our doors to her. >> this is important. she's not a career criminal, she's not a murder, she's not a rapist. yet she's facing deportation. >> that's right. she fits within the category of what the obama administration has determined to be low priority for deportation. she is a little league mom. she's like so many moms in our churches. moms with kids in our schools. she's our neighbor and we felt compelled to act on her behalf. >> why do you think we're seeing the growing movement from churches across the country now. a movement that began at your church in the 1980? >> i think we're seeing the rekindling of sanctuary movement because of the broken promises of our elected leadership.
that promised he was going act as your viewers know and you know. he delayed that action because of political expediency. we believe there's a moral necessity to act. there's a movement of churches growing every single day. phones can learn more about the movement about groundwell.org. >> why do you think should get involved? if they broke the law and should be deported. why not deport them? why get involved? >> we get involved because we leave in a santty of the family. and we believe that -- i believe as a mother if i was in the same situation where my country of origin was a place i couldn't feed my children. there's nothing a mother wouldn't do to provide for her children. that's what we're seeing in our neighborhoods and in our communities as parents who are wonderful parents who want to provide a better life for their children. we think that's a very american value. >> reverend allison harington.
we appreciate it. let me bring in california democratic representative juan vargas to react. what a pleasure to see you. how are you? >> i'm doing great. thank you very much. pleasure to be here. >> why do you think churches having to step in and do work that washington should be handling? >> i thought it was funny to listen. the reality is i'm a former geeze wit. i was involved in the sanctuary movement. i went to tucson many times in the '80s. i know, the movement quite well from the '80s. and the reality is we've had broken promises in washington. we haven't done anything for the poor people. that's why the churches have to get involved. and thank god they are. i hope more churches get involved. >> and yesterday on telemundo josh earnest insists the president will fulfill his promise before the end the year. >> he better. he better do that.
what a terrible legacy he'll do. promising to do something and didn't do it. promising to do it by the end of the summer he hasn't done that. the poor people struggling to get survive and get along. they're fearful they're going to get torn from their families. the legacy you want leave is you did something. i hope he fulfills his promise. >> a lot of people don't understand why he's upset. the president is the only one going to act because the house will clearly not do it. give him time. let him do things on his own time. >> he set up the timeline. he said he was going to do something by the end of summer. i mean, no one said you have to do something by the end of summer. he said that. once he said that he set the expectations. people set their lives around it. because they believed him. i believe he will act. i think he has to act. i hope it's a generous act, in other words, i hope he helps a lot of these mothers like rosa
and doesn't leave them hanning. i think he can save the day. he has the ability. i think he has the legal authority and the moral obligation. so i hope he's going act. and i'm praying he does. >> and, congressman, the people talk about leaving them hanging. the house of representatives left everything hanging by not dealing at all with immigration reform. now speaker boehner said -- he said it yesterday, he can get it done. listen to this. >> the issue of immigration, we're going do it and frankly, to do it in a broad bipartisan way. >> you think you can bring your party along on that? absolutely >>well, congressman, do you agree? >> no. i don't. i have to tell you, i think the majority of the republicans in this country absolutely agree and think he ought to do something. but unfortunately a lot of tea party guys really the guys pushing the agenda in washington they said no we're not going to do it. these guys are lawbreakers. they're illegals. and the most horrific things are
said about the kids and everybody else. they can't do it from washington. unless they get a real message from the lek trait. they're not going to do it. they had the chance to do it. hay could do it now and haven't done it. no. i don't think they're going to do it. >> a vote for war against isis. sunday the president saying the isis threat was underestimated. when are we going to see it happen, you think? >> we should vote. that's our obligation. our constitutional obligation. they're saying we voted many years ago. maybe, the reality is the situation has changed. i think the american people want a robust discussion, want us to talk about it and we'll vote it up or vote it down. i don't think it's appropriate to continue like this. it may be legal. i'm not discussing or disputing that. it probably is legal. but it's not the right thing to do. we should a discussion or another vote. >> and talk to me about the whole boots on the ground issue. because some are saying it may be necessary in the long-term. others are saying and the president saying it's not going
to happen. >> well, i mean, i can't disclose, obviously, things that are confidential and classified. the reality it's going to be tough to dislodge the guys. especially syria. if we say we don't need to because there's going to be people we can stand up there. these are the guys that ran away. i don't think there's going to be enough people within syria or other places to really go after isis. so i don't know. i mean, i hear that we won't need boots on the ground. that's a tough road to take if you think that these guys are going to do just because of air power or syrians on the ground. i don't know. i think the generals are probably right. you have to need more than that. >> congressman, juan vargas. a pleasure to see you. a retile get underway. ferguson fallout, and candle light vigil. let's zoom through the top stories. the retrial of michael dunn is resuming right now in jacksonville, florida. accused of shooting jordan davis at the gas station in 2012.
allegedly over loud music. he said he was defending himself because he thought davis had a weapon. the jury convicted dunn on three count was attempted murder. jurors were deadlocked whether or not the shooting premeditated. police looking for suspects in two seemingly unrelated shootings of police officers in ferguson, missouri. police say the shootings were not related to the officer-involved killing of michael brown on the 9th of august. but they did add more tension to an already fragigile situation in ferguson. about eight people were arrested. charges could be filed as early as today against the man police say beheaded a woman at a food distribution center in oklahoma. police say murder and several other charges against him will be presented to the distinct
troern today. second woman was hurt. she's expected to recover. the company's chief operating ended the attack by shooting nolan. an emotional candle light individual at north central college. hundreds of classmates gathered to remember four members of the school's softball team. they were killed a when a tractor trailer crossed the median. the driver was distracted by something in the cabin before the crash. investigators say there were no signs of breaking or trying to avoid the collision. there are no charges at this time. and coming up the biggest names in politics pounding the campaign trail today. we'll have the details on this midterm monday. first a massive cause with the surprise headliner. you can hear the crowd at the global citizens festival in
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for president in 2016, the smartest thing you can do now is to help out the team in 2014. obviously for practical reasons it helps get up the base but tests the wheels to see, hey, do i want to go through it myself. do i want to take questions from local reporters and voters and go through it. i talked to one aid for senator marco rubio. it's good to put them in the room to see if they want to go through it over and over and over for a longer period in a presidential. i think you'll see that accelerated across the country in the final months. >> and we know hillary clinton is a brand new grandmother. we also know she's a huge fund-raiser. she headlines a dccc event in new york city today. can't hurt for a candidate to have hillary clinton on their side. >> oh, no. absolutely. it was interesting a couple of weeks ago she was speaking and she's one of those people if she
mentions a candidate's name it's good for them. someone like mary burke. she went on and on and on about mary burke. she doesn't need to go there she mentions her name and there's probably being an ad cut right now. >> speaking of wisconsin. let's move to more stars. governor christie and michelle obama will be in wisconsin today. christie for scott walker before heading to ohio. the first lady in wisconsin for mary burke. the democrat challenging walker. let's take a look at the polling. the marquette poll has 40%. would you rather have one or the other. >> that's a pretty tough call. that's top ticket when you have christie and michelle obama. the interesting dynamic here is
chriss christie and walker could be potential 2016 rivals. if you're nervous about christie and jeb bush doesn't run. scott walker, the governor of wisconsin if successful this year could be your pick. this governor's race, you know, we talk a ton about control the senate. i really think wisconsin governor's race could have the most far reaching impact, as far as politics goes, if scott walker can survive. i think he likely runs for president and could end up running against christie in a 2016 republican primary. >> yi agree. it's more than about being the governor of wisconsin for walker. he took off as the phenom and survived the recall. we'll see if he can survive again. she's giving him a run for his money. it's a lot of money. >> yeah. and you also note that the president will appear in illinois this week for governor
pat quinn. we've seen some democratic candidate moves away from the president. would anyone do the same with the first lady? >> i'm sorry. what's the question again? i think the first lady -- >> i'm saying. go ahead. >> i was saying the first lady is more popular than the president. she always has been and she will continue to be. having her come in is good with women. she is a more positive figure in democratic and independence circles than the president right now. >> jackie and dave, so nice to see you both this morning. appreciate your time. i want to take you right now to hong kong. live picture flps are tens of thousands of people. this is downtown hong kong. the financial district. you're seeing the time there as far as hong kong time. it's almost 11:00 in the evening. yet take a look at the amount of people who are not going home. they are not doing anything but standing up for what they say is the principles of freedom, and
democracy in a place that clearly has some challenges. the beijing government hasn't reacted as of now. there's been tear gas lobbed and a lot of action and a lot of activity in hong kong today. we're going to keep an eye on that. we'll let you know how it goes. up next grandparents are so important. it takes two popes to pay tribute to them at a vatican ceremony. here in the u.s. fresh reminder of the joys of being a grandparent as bill and hillary welcome charlotte. we found the perfect way to say congratulations in today's five things in just seconds. so when we asked the guys at composites horizons to map their manufacturing process with sticky notes and string, yeah, they were a little bit skeptical. what they do actually is rocket science. high tech components for aircraft and fighter jets. we're just their bankers, right? but financing from ge capital also comes
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far from the first in grand president. gp jefferson was the first to declare himself a grandfather from inside the white house. his grandson james madison randolph, first baby ever born in the people's house. in 1806. number two a throw back. william henry hair risson. he might have been in office for 31 days, but apparently kept pretty busy before that. he had 11 kids. gave them 25 grand kids when he entered the white house in 1841. number three the self-portrait of a first grandfather, president george w. bush becoming an grandfather and artist after he left office. giving one of his first work of art. that brings us to number four, no, that's not a bird or a
plane. that's bush 41 in video shot by bush iv iii sky diving on the 90th birthday this year. let's not forget about hw socks. something his granddaughter asked him about on the "today" show. >> they've been comparing your socks to that of justin bieber. >> bieb? is he a sock man? >> he evidently is a sock man, just like you. >> i don't know much about the bieber. >> mr. president, on that you and i agree. i don't know much about the bieber or his socks or lack of them. but number five, the most recent to the club president bill clinton. of course, look at those pictures. these are great pictures. i love the faces. this is just great. there's another great shot. the question on everybody's mind is, will both of these clintons call themselves grand presidents
someday? what do you say we leave that for another five things? on another day. folks, that wrapping up this hour on msnbc. i thank you for the prichbrj of your time. new reaction coming into president obama's comments on the isis threat. and two reports that the secret service mishandled a situation. two shots were fired at the white house. i'll see you tomorrow. take care. how much money do you have in your pocket right now? i have $40, $21. could something that small make an impact on something as big as your retirement? i don't think so. well if you start putting that towards your retirement every week and let it grow over time, for twenty to thirty years, that retirement challenge
intelligence officials under estimated the threat from isis and over estimated the iraqi army's capability to take on that terror group. the president's comments came in an interview broadcast even as the u.s. was conducting new air strikes against isis targets in syria. nbc news chief correspondent richard engel joins. >> in what seemed to be a candid interview, president obama blamed the former u.s. backed iraqi government for allowing isis to flourish and said american intelligence didn't fully spreesht the threat. why the utah military reportedly launched more air strikes overnight after pounding isis in syria over the weekend targeting the militants, their oil facilities, and armored vehicles. but isis isn't in retreat in syria. it's tighters are still advancing on cities close to the turkish border. and in iraq, the militants are once again reportedly on the edge of baghdad. on sunday president obama told 60 minutes u.s. intelligence
failed to see it coming >>well, i think our head of the intelligence community, jim clapper, acknowledged that. i think they under estimated what had been taking place in syria. >> i mean, he didn't say that just say that we under estimated isil. he said weover estimated the ability and the will of our allies. the iraq i can army to fight. >> that's true. >> it's a major intelligence failure. islamic radicals were expanded in syria and iraq for two years. they bragged about their growing strength online. foreign journalists often reported that foreign fighters were streaming into syria. we interviewed them as they went in. the rise of extremism in syria and iraq was no secret. no the president said america is leading the fight against the radicals. >> america le