The line sure to be repeated often by his critics came as Republicans have been repeatedly demanding a strategy to defeat ISIS.

Obama said he's asked the military for options to take on ISIS, but a decision to expand strikes into Syria isn't imminent and he suggested it would not happen before Congress returns from recess.

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Obama on ISIS: 'We Don't Have a Strategy'

President Barack Obama said Thursday it's premature to go to Congress to authorize a strategy to defeat ISIS because he doesn't have one yet.

"We don't have a strategy yet," Obama told reporters after being asked about striking ISIS in Syria, saying he didn't want to "put the cart before the horse."

The line sure to be repeated often by his critics came as Republicans have been repeatedly demanding a strategy to defeat ISIS.

Obama said he's asked the military for options to take on ISIS, but a decision to expand strikes into Syria isn't imminent and he suggested it would not happen before Congress returns from recess.

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