“As someone from Hawaii, that water [at Martha's Vineyard] is still a little cold”
That next day, Catholic News Service released the following video, one that shames Obama's vacation complaints:
Militants in northern Iraq have massacred at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith in a village and abducted women and children, reports say.
The killings took place over the space of an hour, said a Yazidi MP, Mahama Khalil, who reportedly spoke to survivors.
A resident of a nearby village said an IS fighter from the same area had given him details of the bloodshed.
"He told me that the Islamic State had spent five days trying to persuade villagers to convert to Islam and that a long lecture was delivered about the subject today," said the villager.
"He then said the men were gathered and shot dead. The women and girls were probably taken to [the city of] Tal Afar because that is where the foreign fighters are."
Hadi Pir, a Yazidi activist and member of the Yazidi Crisis Management Team in the US, also said a deadline to convert had been given to the villagers.
The villagers were assembled at Kocho's only school, after which the men were shot, the activists said. Remaining villagers were then put on buses for an unknown destination.
The report includes references to U.S. drones attacking nearby ISIS military vehicles in response, starkly countering Obama's siege is broken words spoken during Thursday's press conference.
The wider siege is far from over. More will have to be done. Western power will have to be used.
There's an international chill in the air making the waters off Martha's Vineyard seem balmy Mr. President.
You need to focus sir.