CNN’s Jim Acosta asked President Obama Monday, “Why can’t we take out these bastards?”

During a press conference at the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Obama replied, “When we send troops in, those troops get injured, they get killed, they’re away from their families. Our country spends hundreds of billions of dollars. And so given the fact that there are enormous sacrifices involved in any military action, it’s best that we don’t, you know, shoot first and aim later. It’s important for us to get the strategy right and the strategy that we are pursuing is the right one.”

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