Obama tells Congress he has authority to strike ISIS

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 10, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama addressed the nation with a strong message to Congress, that he has the authority to take military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

The terror group seized parts of both countries and has brutally killed two American journalists.

Administration officials say the president will frame the threat posed by ISIS and outline his strategy to address that threat.

He will also share new proposals on how to fight and destroy the militant group.

President Obama told congressional leaders yesterday he has the authority to carry out his strategy against ISIS, even without approval from lawmakers.

Meantime, Secretary of State John Kerry is doing his part to shore up support in the fight against ISIS.

Kerry is on a Middle East tour, trying to enlist Arab support for a global coalition to defeat the terror group.

Kerry says the U.S. and some 40 other nations are working together to provide humanitarian, military and other assistance to the Iraqis to fight ISIS militants.

“The president will lay out tonight a more detailed description of exactly what the United States is prepared to do,” said Kerry, “Together with many other countries in a broad coalition in order to take on this terrorist structure which is unacceptable by any standard anywhere in the world.”

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  • noz
    10 September 2014 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    as usual full of hot air oration. to excite his base, obozo must spit his in your face of discontent to mainly kaboodle elephant representatives, to reverse his shameful job performance as POTUS. this approach should make no-nonsense americans puke to this no way a leader, but a divider ever since voted in power by duped voters. the highest leader is the POTUS who must have GOD given gift of unifying the entire populous on issues such as terrorism, by weighing all the representatives constituents mind on both side of the aisles. obozo is never a leader, but a blabber over powered by his true narcissistic self, now too desperate.

  • Delia
    12 September 2014 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    At what point will America stop believing the lying hyena that is Obama, He say’s ISIS is not ISIS, war is not war, we are not at war with Muslims or Islam.

    He can’t even tell it the way it is. Can’t say terrorist, terror, Islamist Jihadist Muslims, Islamic Extremists, or any other label other than disappointed mad men, a cancer, etc. He then said they aren’t in a war with us, and ISIS is’nt Islamic or a State. WOW!