Obama’s Approach to ISIS Not Sufficient Says Dianne Feinstein
“We need to be aggressive now, because ISIL is a quasi-state.”
California senator Dianne Feinstein has been one of the few Democrats willing to voice concern over the Obama administration’s handling of ISIS.
Yesterday on Face the Nation, she continued to express doubt.
David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon:
Feinstein: Obama Approach to Islamic State Not ‘Sufficient to the Job’
Face The Nation host John Dickerson asked whether her earlier concerns about the administration’s strategy had been alleviated by a briefing from Secretary of State John Kerry.
“No, I don’t think the approach is sufficient to the job,“ Feinstein said on Face The Nation. “I think their general principles and their general principles in terms of the administration’s strategy, too, but I’m concerned that we don’t have the time, and we don’t have years. We need to be aggressive now, because ISIL is a quasi-state.”
Dickerson asked her whether she felt the Obama White House had been too cautious or lacked urgency in addressing the problem.
“What I’m saying is this has gone on too long now,” she said. “It has not gotten better. It’s gotten worse.”
Feinstein advocated for a larger special operations plan than the group of 50 Obama deployed, saying that number would not solve the problem.
Watch the video below:
Feinstein made headlines last week for saying something similar.
Eliza Collins reported at Politico:
Feinstein breaks with Obama: ‘ISIL is not contained’
Sen. Dianne Feinstein sharply contradicted President Barack Obama on Monday, disagreeing with his claim that the Islamic State is “contained.”
“I’ve never been more concerned,” the California Democrat and Intelligence Committee ranking member told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Monday. “I read the intelligence faithfully. ISIL is not contained. ISIL is expanding.”
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“They just put out a video saying it is their intent to attack this country. I think we have to be prepared,” she continued. On Monday, ISIL warned it could attack Washington if the U.S. participated in France’s response to the events in Paris.
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What took her so long?
Seriously. That question needs an answer.
ISIS is not contained? Obama lied? I can’t believe it.
I agree with DiFi?
Houston had a freeze last night….
The old parable is true!
stopped clock syndrome.
rest assured her next statement will be bat s*it crazy
Diane, why do you choose to call ISIS, ISIL? You, Obama and McCain. ISIS is The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. When you say ISIL you are saying The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Levant = Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel).
Is that why our government is not helping Jordan, you want it gobbled up by ISIS?
Why would you choose to call ISIS, ISIL?
betty, 100% agreement! ISIL is Obama’s junk; I believe he’s stunned when people don’t follow his lead. If you notice, most dems (and RINOs) say ISIL, and Conservatives prefer ISIS. Every time I hear an “R” pol say ISIL I send them an email: ‘hey, backstabber, get it right or get out.’ All the videos are on line, so you don’t have to bother watching the news anymore (which I stopped doing in 2008)
You are wrong and Feinstein is right, just behind the times. The Sh in DI`Sh stood for “Sham”, which includes Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine. But now they’re just DI, the Islamic State, because they claim sovereignty over the whole world.
Diane is one of the Dems who have supported the idiot and now express doubt when he is close to leaving. This woman has no brains and no class. She does belong in California. My dog is smarter than she is.
“We need a plan,…” (I sense a bipartisan, elite group of experts to study the problem coming on.) That’s where it will stop because any realistic plan – any plan – is going to require 1) naming the enemy and 2) fighting the enemy. Obama cannot – will not – name the enemy and has no stomach for fighting an enemy. Disgraceful.