It's quite possible they're intentionally pushing for this. The reasoning may be that WAR is their only alternative to an ECONOMY and GROWING DEBT that can not be sustained much longer.
I cannot prove this but usually when things move in a direction that defy common sense you can bet there is an ulterior motive afoot.
Wrecking our economy was only one piece of Obama's overall plan to destroy our country. Enabling our enemies is another important aspect in his long-term planning, and his second term is the time where he can really act on that part with impunity.