Tongue-in-cheek talk reeking of deception

"Justice  will be done.  Our message to anyone who harms our people is simple:  America does not forget our reach is long we are patient, justice will  be done." This was stated by Barack Obama concerning ISIS at the WH  Monday after James Foley execution.  Obama nevertheless reiterated.   "Let me say it again: American combat troops will not be returning to  fight in Iraq. We will not allow the United States to be dragged back  into another ground war in Iraq."

Is this supposed to mean that ""justice"" will be done by sending U.S. troops to Syria only and not Iraq?   ISIS  is occupying parts of Iraq AS WELL AS SYRIA. Foley was murdered in Iraq.  Yet the presidential statement underscores hands off Iraq.  No such confirmations nor innuendos for Syria.