Most significantly, perhaps, he noted that Secretary of State John Kerry will soon be heading to the Middle East to “build a coalition” to help meet the growing threat of ISIL.
“I am confident that we can and we will,” he intoned.
He also noted that he had asked Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel — and his joint chiefs of staff — to furnish him with “a range of options” to finally deal with these violent and bloodthirsty terrorists.
“Clearly ISIL had come to represent the very worst elements in the region that we have to deal with collectively,” he said.
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