Obama Criticized for Claim That ISIS Is 'Contained'

The GOP seizes on a claim made by President Obama that ISIS is 'contained.'

“From the start, our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them," Obama told ABC on Thursday. "They have not gained ground in Iraq. And in Syria it -- they'll come in, they'll leave. But you don't see this systematic march by ISIL across the terrain."

French President Francois Hollande blamed ISIS for the attacks on Saturday, calling it "an act of war."

Several Republicans, including candidates for the GOP presidential nomination, seized on Obama's comments as his latest mistake in underestimating the terror group.

GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee also attacked Obama's "contained" comment, citing the downing of the Russian plane over Egypt and the Paris attack.

Obama is convening a meeting with his National Security Council this morning on the Paris attacks and the response from the U.S. They will meet before Obama leaves for Turkey this afternoon.