Obama: Rooting out IS will not be easy

Charlotte - President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to go after the Islamic State killers of American journalist James Foley and said rooting out the militant group in Iraq and Syria will not be easy.

"America does not forget, our reach is long, we are patient, justice will be done," Obama told veterans gathered at a convention of the American Legion in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Obama, who ordered airstrikes against the militant group in Iraq and may expand them into Syria, said he would do whatever is necessary to go after those who harm Americans.

"Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won't be easy and it won't be quick," he said, referring to an acronym the United States uses for Islamic State.

- Reuters
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Raymon McNelly 2014-08-26 09:48:22 PM
Oh my! The golfer 'n chief has spoken!
Kobus Van der Linde 2014-08-26 10:14:27 PM
He thinks he is tiger woods. I think tiger would do a better job as president. More and more people are starting to suspect that obummer does not want to harm the islamic state.
Hauke Liefferink 2014-08-26 11:19:32 PM
But Dubya Bush said talking about Iraq, "We have prevailed".
Mk 2014-08-26 11:26:13 PM
The same Isis were funded and given weapons by US when they were fighting with Syrian government in past two years
Martie Kruger 2014-08-27 05:31:46 AM
The world will not get better according to the Bible. We are heading for the day when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,wheather you believe it or not.
Sabeer Mahomed 2014-08-27 05:32:50 AM
Well your predecessor raped Iraq, so what did you expect?
Sean Mitchell 2014-08-27 07:11:52 AM
How on earth do you rape a country. Empty, emotive miss use of the English language.
Sean Mitchell 2014-08-27 07:13:34 AM
No they weren't. The only aid given to Syrian opposition was non lethal
Taro Van Rooyen 2014-09-07 07:46:41 PM
If the world could stand together and on the same day start bombing these ISIS it should not take longer than 5 days to wipe them out