Obama Lashes Out Against ISIS

    US President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the death of American journalist James Foley at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts August 20, 2014. The United States has carried out more air strikes in Iraq, a senior US defense official said, as Islamic militants threaten to execute a second US journalist.   AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Speaking before the press on Wednesday, President Obama addressed the gruesome execution of journalist James Foley by ISIS. "Today the entire world is appalled," he said. "Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend." The White House announced on Wednesday that the president had called Foley's parents, and told them he was "heartbroken." The U.S. is considering increasing the number of troops in Iraq with roughly 300 additional soliders, but nothing has been finalized yet. The president also lashed out against ISIS, saying the organization murders Muslims by the thousands, targets Christians and other minorities, enslaves and rapes women, and terrorizes hundreds of thousands. "No just God would stand for what they did yesterday," he declared, and that it "has no ideology of value to human beings." He also predicted that the group will fail because it offers "nothing."

    After they beheaded James Foley.
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