Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military action

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US President Barack Obama delivers a statement before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke before traveling with his family to Martha's Vineyard, in Massachusetts, for their summer vacation. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama on Saturday refused to give a time limit on America's renewed military involvement in Iraq, saying he doesn't think "we are going to solve this problem in weeks" as the country struggles to form a new government.

"I think this is going to take some time," he said at the White House before departing for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast.


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