Americans have mixed feelings about Obama's pledge to get tough on ISIS. Julie Noce reports.
Residents in a seaside town in Southern California have mixed opinions about US President Barack Obama's decision to increase US involvement in the fight against Islamic State. Many residents here have family members in the armed forces and say they're glad the president is stepping in. Others disagree. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PATTI WELTON, OCEANSIDE RESIDENT, SAYING: "Um, actually, I was very pleased that our president has finally, after all these years, decided to get a backbone and do his job." (SOUNDBITE) (English) TRONEY UPSHER, OCEANSIDE RESIDENT, SAYING: "I mean, I just think it's a bad thing as far as we're butting into other people's business when we should be here at home fixing up our own land Obama announced earlier this week that he had authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria said he was building a broad anti-Islamic State coalition involving Sunni-led governments in the region and Western allies. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is onboard. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYING: "Israel fully supports President Obama's call for a united action against ISIS. All civilised countries should stand together in the fight against radical terrorism that sweeps across the Middle East, that sweeps across the world. And we are playing our part in this continued effort. Obama's decision to launch attacks inside Syria marks a turnaround for the president. Congressional leaders plan to vote next week on funding to train moderate Syrian rebels to help the fight Islamic State.