President Obama Enjoys Vacation Despite Situation in Iraq

The president has been spotted playing golf during trip to Martha's Vineyard.
1:48 | 08/10/14

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They'll be discussing America's return to combat options in Iraq. Dan? Paula, thank you. Let's go to Martha's vineyard who's on vacation with his family. Jon Karl is there, doing the tieless look on vacation. Some are criticizing the president, are these optics troubling for the staffers you're talking to? Their boss is entirely unconcerned about it. He likes to get out and play golf. It was pretty remarkable. He got here and on the golf course in record time. But, look, this is a criticism that presidents face over the years, the president plays golf more than any other president was Woodrow Wilson, of course, he was president during world war I. On the left right now, there are many in the president's own party who's worried that he's dragging the country back into an up popular war? Well, you know, he agrees with these critics. He didn't want to do this operation. He reassures over and over again there will be not any ground troops in Iraq. Point-blank, that's a promise. Dan, this is complicated mission. Oddly, we're seeing mission creep beyond just protecting American citizens and dealing with that humanitarian crisis. They're protecting critical infrastructure. This will be a longer operation frankly than even the president wanted.

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