Taking a break in between fundraising and another round of golf, President Obama took a moment to make a statement regarding the savage beheading of American photojournalist, James Foley. In his statement, the President vowed to be “vigilant” and “relentless” against the evil wrought by the Islamic State, or ISIS.
If the verbiage sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Prior to embarking on a two-week vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, the President updated the country on airstrikes in Iraq designed to repel the ISIS threat in northern Iraq. In that speech, Obama also promised to “maintain vigilance,” making sure Americans are safe.
In short, between the time he embarked on his vacation and earlier this afternoon, President Obama was to be “vigilant” against the ISIS genocide being conducted in Iraq, “vigilant” of the growing humanitarian nightmare in the Middle East, and most importantly, “vigilant” toward the safety of the American people.
What happened between August 7th and today?
Here are the top 10 images of President Obama maintaining “vigilance” of the perilous situation in Iraq since he left for vacation…
Playing golf with Alonzo Mourning
Biking with Malia
Golfing with his favorite celebrity – himself
Yukking it up with Slick Willie
Showing off his assets to Ray Allen
Dinner at the Sweet Life Cafe
Executing a Jedi mind trick on ISIS
Wining and dining with pantsuits
“Relentlessly” choosing his next club
Gettin’ Jiggy With It
It should be noted that British Prime Minister, David Cameron cut his vacation short after learning of the Foley execution to host emergency meetings on Syria and Iraq.
President Obama meanwhile, you guessed it … went golfing.
— Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) August 20, 2014