Before leaving for a round of golf at Martha's Vineyard, Obama told reporters that the current effort to rout the Islamic State incursion in Iraq may take some time. The Yazidis who fled IS are still waiting on a mountain, dying of thirst.
Entire villages and towns, once occupied by Iraq's Christian and Yazidi communities, have been abandoned after their inhabitants fled. Christians and Yazidis are being beheaded. A Yazidi member of Iraq's parliament wept as she pleaded for help on video.