Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking at the NATO summit in Wales on Friday, dismissed critics of President Obama's lack of strategy to fight Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS): "Contrary to what you sort of heard in the politics of our country, the president is totally committed; there is a strategy that is clear, becoming more clear by the day."
Kerry also called ISIL "not as organized as everybody thinks."
Kerry said the effort is working. He cited the breaking of the siege on Sinjar Mountain, and breaking ISIL's momentum as it moved towards the Iraqi city of Erbil.
"These guys are not ten feet tall," Kerry said. "They're not as disciplined as everybody thinks. They’re not as organized as everybody thinks. And we have the technology, we have the know-how. What we need is obviously the willpower to make certain that we are steady and stay at this."
Kerry said there is "no contain policy" for ISIL. He compared the terrorists to a "cancer" that will return if it's not eradicated.
"So there is no issue in our minds about our determination to build this coalition, go after this."