Obama: ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’ on ISIS

by Andrew Johnson

President Obama refrained from saying whether he would seeking congressional approval to take military action against the Islamic State due, in part, to his administration’s not having decided precisely what to do about the situation.

“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse — we don’t have a strategy yet,” the president told reporters on Thursday. While he will consult with Congress throughout the process, the president said the strategy is being developed, and believes he has the authority to act if need be.

“There’s no point in me asking for action on the part of Congress before I know exactly what it is that is going to be required for us to get the job done,” he continued.