Beheading Video May Change Game Plan in Iraq
The White House is investigating an online video of the apparent beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by an Islamic State militant. In it, the man identified as Foley — missing since 2012 — pleads against U.S. intervention in Iraq. After the beheading, the executioner warns that President Obama’s “next decision” will decide the fate of another kidnapped U.S. journalist. Targeting Americans may not be the group’s top priority now, “but there can be little doubt this is among its ambitions,” warns former CIA deputy director and OZY contributor John McLaughlin.