Feinstein: Obama’s ISIS Approach is Not ‘Sufficient to the Job’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Senate Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said the Obama administration’s handling of ISIS has not been “sufficient to the job.”

When asked if she agrees with the Obama administration strategy to this point Feinstein said, “I don’t think the approach is sufficient to the job. I think they are general principles, the general principles in terms of the administration 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. ISIL has 30,000 fighters. It’s got a civil infrastructure. It’s got funding. It’s spreading in other countries. It’s a big, big problem. Now what you see I think in other places is a competition developing from other terrorist organizations. But ISIL is something a part. It’s enormously strong it has to be dealt with in a very strong manner.”

She continued, “What I’m saying this has gone on too long now. And it has not gotten better. It’s gotten worse. There may be some land held by ISIL in Iraq and Syria, that’s been taken back. But for all of that, there’s much more they have gained in other countries.”

She added, “I think we need a specific larger special operations plan, group of 50 is fine for what they’re doing so far but it’s not going to solve the problem … We don’t have a lot of time, there are needless deaths, we have over a million people that are refugees that are trying to save their families, trying to run from it.”

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