President Obama Takes Heat Over Lack of ISIS Strategy

Republicans and Democrats criticize the president for saying he doesn't have a strategy for dealing with the Islamic militant group.
2:08 | 09/01/14

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President Obama is taking heat from republicans and democrats for saying he doesn't have a strategy for deal with the growing threat posed by I.S.I.S. He hopes to build a coalition to fight the fundamentalists who's brutality shocked the world Jeff Zeleny has more. Reporter: With scepticism rising at home, the president is going to Europe, hoping to rally international support to confront and contain I.C.E. Cyst. This morning, the president Obama facing second-guessing about his plan for Syria. Saying that the U.S. Is in less danger than 20 or 30 years ago. He's wrong. His foreign policy is in free fall. President is very cautious. Maybe in this instance, too cautious. Reporter: The president traveling to Europe to rally support. As he tries to move beyond this blunt admission he made Thursday about Syria. We don't have a strategy yet. Reporter: Those six words at the heart of the latest critique against the president. The grip of I.S.I.S. Remaining strong in Syria, set back only by weekend U.S. Air strikes, ending a two month siege of the Iraqi town. If the president decides to escalate the fight, the white house must make the case to a skeptical congress. The American public doesn't have an itchy trigger finger when it comes to military interventi intervention, especially the kind and scope contemplated to take on I.S.I.S. Meanwhile in Libya, militants plunging into the pool at the empty U.S. Compound in Tripoli. A reminder of the lawlessness that reigns in the region. The white house is watching the images carefully. American diplomats were evacuated in July. It's one more thing on the president's plate. Thank you. And now to the celebrity photo scandal, hundreds of

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