From a report at the link below:
Senior Obama administration officials’ closed-door briefing to senators Tuesday night revealed that the White House did not anticipate and was not prepared for the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), which has wreaked havoc in Iraq and seized many key cities in recent weeks.
Of course the White House couldn’t see this coming. The takeover of major cities in Iraq by the radical ISIS is something you just can’t see from the golf course or while on fundraising junkets.
Besides, why worry -- it’s all Bush’s fault anyway.