Stop it! My sides are starting to hurt!
WHITE HOUSE: ‘EVERYBODY WAS SURPRISED’ BY RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that everyone was surprised about the rapid rise of the Islamic State in Iraq, not just the intelligence community.
“I think the way that I would describe it is that everybody did – that everybody was surprised to see the rapid advance that ISIL was able to make from Syria across the Iraqi border and to be able to take over large swaths of territory in Iraq – did come as a surprise,” Earnest said during the White House Press Briefing.