- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A stern President Obama said Wednesday he was appalled by the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley and said those terrorists who carried out the execution represent a “cancer” that must be eliminated.
Interrupting his two-week vacation at Martha’s Vineyard yet again to address the growing threat posed by the “nihilistic” and morally “bankrupt” Islamic State terrorist group — formerly known as ISIL or ISIS — the president said the organization’s hateful ideology must be rejected. He also vowed justice in response for the brutal killing, shown to the world via a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday.