President Obama’s statement a few minutes ago, after stating that the event “shocks the conscience” via Fox News:
“The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people,” Obama said, speaking from Martha’s Vineyard. “We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.” Right after this next round of golf.*
*Last part added by the Gruntington Post for clarification.
In other news, much, much earlier, the Daily Telegraph quoted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with this statement about the execution in Iraq:
“It’s absolutely sickening, absolutely despicable and it’s a sign that there can be no compromise whatsoever with the murderous terrorists of the ISIL movement. This is evil, this is as near pure evil as we are ever likely to see.”