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Biden differs from President Obama’s ideas of tackling ISIS

President Obama spoke in Estonia discussing how to deal with ISIS. He said the goal is to “degrade and destroy” the terror network, but then mentioned shrinking ISIS down to a manageable problem. However, Joe Biden at an event in New Hampshire appeared to disagree with Obama’s plan to handle the ISIS situation saying, “We will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice because hell is where they will reside!” Biden said, adding that ISIS is mistaken if they "think the American people will be intimidated."

Joe Biden gives his remarks on ISIS
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Biden swore we would not be frightened or intimidated by the heinous acts. "We came back after 9/11. We dusted ourselves off and we made sure that Osama bin Laden would never, ever again threaten the American people," Biden said. "We came back Boston strong, blaming no one but resolve to be certain that this didn't happen again."

"When these barbarians replicated with Steven what they did with Foley, who is from New Hampshire, I [think they] somehow think that it's going to lessen U.S. resolve, frighten us, intimidate us. But if they think the American people will be intimidated, they don't know us very well," Biden said. "The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy can fully understand. As a nation, we're united and when people harm Americans, we don't retreat."

Biden spoke in memory of Steven Sotloff, the latest American journalist who was beheaded by the extremist terrorist group. Biden called Steven Sotloff “brave and compassionate.” Obama during a press conference in Estonia on Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. will not be intimidated by ISIS and that a coalition will be built to “degrade and destroy” the group. Obama has still not given a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the terrorist’s operations in Syria. “It’s going to take time for us to be able to roll them back,” “We will not be intimidated. Their horrific acts only unite us as a country and stiffen our resolve to take the fight against these terrorists,” Obama said. “And those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget, and that our reach is long and that justice will be served.”

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