President Barack Obama vowed to go after the Islamic
State killers of American journalist James Foley and said
rooting out the militant group in Iraq and Syria will not be
"America does not forget, our reach is long, we are patient,
justice will be done," Obama told veterans gathered at a
convention of the American Legion in Charlotte, North
Obama, who ordered airstrikes against the militant group in
Iraq and may expand them into Syria, said he would do
whatever is necessary to go after those who harm Americans.
"Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won't be easy and it won't be
quick," he said, referring to an acronym the United States
uses for Islamic State.