Obama still does not understand the enemy's strategy
Obama acts as if al Qaeda and the terrorist are taking advantage of chaos, but in fact much of that chaos was of their making and they created it so they could take advantage of it. Chaos has been their strategy from the beginning of their rise. It is how they helped the Taliban come to power in Afghanistan and it was what Zawahiri was trying to pull off in Iraq when al Qaeda in Iraq was fighting US forces and they were trying to create a sectarian civil war to exploit. Obama's failure to understand the enemy has created the current problems in Iraq and Syria.