The point was.....the one link pointed out other Sunni Arabs had or were making attacks. Which the Baathist were against the US and Iraqi government.
Assad was fighting the Syrian Rebels and we do have the threads up on what was taking place. He rarely was going after AQ of Iraq.
Yes Really.....as the Narrative of going back to Bush. Doesn't relate. Nor does the excuses over BO's Foreign Policy. Are you trying to State that both of BO's S.O.Ds got it wrong with what they told the Entire country? Why is it no Foreign Policy experts carry the narrative......like you do. Looking for any excuse, any technicality, and trying to Blame Bush for AQ being back in Iraq......after being driven out or their so called retreating.
So Continuous?????? Not when.....one offers the poor in that region a way out poverty, as one of those means and ways.