Obama: ISIS Can Become 'A Manageable Problem'
President Barack Obama said that ISIS can be shrunk to “a manageable problem” if the international community works to “isolate” it on Wednesday.
The president also declared that ISIS is “first and foremost destructive to the Muslim world and the Arab world and North Africa, and the people who live there. They're the ones who are most severely affected ... and we've got to combat it in a sustained, effective way.”
He further claimed that the US knew that terrorist groups outside of al-Qaeda such as ISIS were a threat, saying “one of the concerns that we have had is the development of terrorist networks and organizations, separate and apart from al-Qaeda ... we've seen ISIS to be the first one that has broken through, but we anticipated this a while back, and it was reflected in my West Point speech.”