White House: Obama Will Continue To Take His Time With ISIS Strategy

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August 31, 2014 10:20 a.m.

After President Obama was criticized for his comment that the U.S. doesn’t have a strategy yet for combating ISIS, the White House said that Obama will not be rushed in his decision on how to confront the terrorist group in Syria and Iraq.

“There’s no timetable for solving these problems that’s going to meet the cable news cycle speed,” White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer told the Washington Post. “It’s not a tenable thing. We’d much rather do this right than do it quickly. We tried the opposite [during the Bush years] and it worked out very poorly.”

The administration has continued to authorize targeted airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, but it has not yet responded to the organizations advances in Syria.

Secretary of State John Kerry wrote an op-ed for the Saturday New York Times calling for a global coalition to responded to the ISIS threat.

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