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On Tuesday, President Obama informed congressional leaders he has the authority needed to take action against the terrorist group known as
the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which was responsible for executing two American journalists.

As stated by an aid of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Boehner along with three congressional leaders met with POTUS and expressed their support to demolish the terrorist group. Obama discussed national security issues as well as welcomed any help from Congress to battle the Islamic State.

The additional congress leaders included: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

A senior administration official told NBC News, Obama did ask the Congressional leaders for the authority to train the Syrian opposition.

In a statement made by the White House, Americans will “hear from the President how the United States will pursue a comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, including U.S. military action and support for the forces combating ISIL on the ground — both the opposition in Syria and a new, inclusive Iraqi government.

Obama is slated to give his speech today, Sep. 10 at 9 p.m. EST.

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  • Anthony

    This ISIS or IS frenzy is a bunch of crap. As horrible as those beheading videos were, the fact is that the two victims were journalists who knowingly went into a chaotic war zone. Realistically, there was nothing the US could do to protect them. As a young man, I was in a country that sided with Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War, and I got out as soon as I could. It only took two instances of police harassment to let me know it was time to go!

    There is no guarantee that our “friends” won’t be doing a double deal with IS, and they don’t end up with billions worth of US military gear.

  • chrissy

    That’s the thing, can they really trust other Muslim nations. yes they say they don’t agree with ISIL and what they are doing is not a part of their religion, but one thing is for sure …all Muslims hate the West and what the West stand for, even those Muslims that live freely in the West and are enjoying the benefits. We are still all lowly infidels in their eyes.

  • Eduardo

    I worry that the West will make a bigger mess. Iraq has de facto disintegrated, and IS are very well-funded. It remains to be seen how many weapons they bought with all that cash that they’ve been saving for a rainy day. The barbaric beheadings were an obviously deliberate provocation but I just wonder, why would the IS knowingly try to draw the U.S. into a war in Syria? I’d like to see neighboring countries like Turkey to have a more active role against the Islamic State. Perhaps someone with more pieces of this puzzle would care to comment?

    Our Military-Industrial Complex must be salivating over the upcoming escalation.

  • aziza123

    This group is created by the us to enlarge their war and their profit. And you guys still trust the same people who told you there are weapons of md in iraq? It’s a sham!!!!!!

    • MommieDearest

      I agree with your sentiment, however, there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (or at least there were if they have since been hidden or destroyed) because the U.S. provided them to Saddam Hussein back when he was our BFF. Only after he strayed from the program did he become a threat that had to be eliminated.

      I really hope we don’t allow ourselves to get dragged into another war.

  • aziza123

    And who are the real terrorists, the us or the group that is funded and started by the us?