The president acknowledging Thursday that he doesn't have a real plan for defeating Islamic militants in Syria.
He told reporters, "I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet."
We reached out to a political professor at the University of North Florida, David Schwam-Baird, who tells us there are two options to cripple ISIS. Although he says neither is an ideal situation.
"One is that you would have to work with Assad's regime. The second choice is going with the rebels."
Schwam-Baird says working with Assad would not be an ideal situation.
"Officially we're on record saying it [Assad regime] has to be replaced."
He says working with rebels is tricky as well. His concern is that arming rebels wouldn't necessarily accomplish defeating ISIS.
"Even if we found rebel groups to work with us the chances are they'd be very weak or they would be ideologically dangerous. They would be rivals of ISIS but not necessarily groups we would want to support."
President Obama told reporters Thursday when asked about a strategy to defeat ISIS, that there needed to be a "regional strategy" around partners.