It was only a year ago, that Obama claimed that ISIS was contained. In addition, over the years, he has stated that Al Qaeda was, essentially defeated. Listen to this collection of comments from him and Biden over the years.
Unfortunately, he is wrong on both fronts.
First, there this "heat map" from his own National Counter Terrorism Center that shows that the supposedly "contained" ISIS is operating in 3 times as many countries than it was just two years ago:
The simple fact, is that ISIS is not contained and Al Qaeda is not defeated. Apparently, any beliefs to the contrary only exist in Obama's mind.
Video Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCX80P-wrOk
"Heat Map" Source: http://www.weaselzippers.us/287506-heat-map-shows-isis-operating-in-3-times-as-many-countries-as-2-years-ago-spreading-worldwide/
Obama Expands War With Al Qaeda to Include Shabab in Somalia: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/27/us/politics/obama-expands-war-with-al-qaeda-to-include-shabab-in-somalia.html