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EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The “vacation” is over and it’s back to the White House for President Barack Obama.

The president headed for Washington late Sunday after spending two weeks with his family on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. He will soon have to decide whether the beheading of an American by Islamic State militants is reason enough to take a step he has long resisted.

Obama has avoided intervening militarily in Syria for three years despite the rising death toll in the country’s civil war, the government’s use of chemical weapons against civilians and the rise of the Islamic State group amid the chaos.

The president’s own military leaders and some critics in Congress are pressuring him to go into Syria in an effort to defeat the group.

White House officials have suggested that military airstrikes in Syria are an option, though the officials say specific military proposals have yet to be presented to the president.

Obama’s attempt at rest and relaxation was largely overtaken by events involving Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, including the videotaped killing of a U.S. journalist they had been holding hostage. The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man was another major source of concern for Obama and his advisers.

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3 thoughts on “Vacation Over, Obama Returns To White House

  1. dangerous BlkMan on said:

    Haha. I read the title wrong at first. I thought it said vacation over, Obama returns white. I was like what the fuck. My bad.

  2. Timekeeper on said:

    Well, truth is He didnt even get to have a vacation at all. Between responding to the ISIS Crisis in the middle east, and the situation, no one even let the man breathe. and it wasnt just the Faux new crowd either. Too many on the left, including a few narrow minded negroes weighed in on a negative manner as well. the most famous statement G.W. Bush made in his entire presidency was “Watch This Drive” with a golf club in his hand. what a short memory we have. Obama has not returned form vacation becuase he didnt get to have one!

  3. I’m sure that all of the HATERS are glad to hear that the Prez is vacation is over!

    G W Bush had an eight year vacation and chose to remain on his ranch in Crawford Texas in the summer of 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck NO-however, no big deal was ever made of any of this!

    With all that has been and is on President Barack H. Obama’s plate-he deserves to take as many vacations as he needs to!

    Let Biden and the other White House staffers hold down the fort until the Commander in Chief returns!!!!!!

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