White House commentator and political analyst Jon-Christopher Bua analyzes key points from Obama’s speech, including his attempt to denigrate the public perception of the “Islamic State.” He goes on to describe how the death of Steven Sotloff and James Foley have caused the public to support President Obama’s war against ISIL. While President Obama and Secretary Kerry have repeatedly claimed that The United States is not at war with ISIL, Mr. Bua notes that “we are going forward into an era that involved war. However you cut it, we are going on some level to war.”

Produced by Ford Fischer and Trey Yingst

Edited by Ford Fischer