Obama Admits to Being Shaken, Emboldened by ISIS Beheading Videos

February 2, 2015 2:04 AM

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Obama Admits to Being Shaken, Emboldened by ISIS Beheading Videos

U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday he has personally watched the graphic videos of Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) hostages being executed, saying they have helped catalyze the global community’s revulsion to the militant Jihadist organization.

In an interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie airing Monday on the Today Show, Obama said watching the videos has affected him personally. On Saturday, the U.S. government confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

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