Petraeus advisor says Iraq’s prime minister to blame for deteoriating security

The core of all this is political… What we’re facing today is not al-Qaeda, and Prime Minister Maliki wants us to focus on ISIS as the primary threat. The vanguard is ISIS. The breadth and depth of this is basic Sunni Arabs who are fed up.

— Derek Harvey, once a primary intelligence advisor to General David Petraeus, explaining that the threat currently posed by ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is really a symptom of a much deeper problem.