US President Obama speaks


Barack Obama has been speaking in Turkey this afternoon after the latest G20 discussions. Some of the key quotes from the US president are as follows:


  • Assad does not have a role in Syria’s future
  • Goal is to "ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organisation"
  • Moving to cut ISIS financing capabilities 
  • Authorized special forces to improve on-the-ground coordination
  • Strategy will work, but will take time

There have been some calls for U.S. ground troops in Syria, but that would be a mistake. 
Need to be aggressive and leave no stone un-turned but realize this isn’t conventional warfare