Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was asked by Andrea Mitchell on Meet the Press about President Obama’s lack of strategy to deal with ISIS.
“So why does the President still say we don’t have a strategy yet? Doesn’t hat project weakness from the White House?”
Senator Feinstein exercised some diplomacy in her answer:
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“Well, I mean, I know what you want me to say, but I’m not going to say it in that sense. I think I’ve learned one thing about this president and that is he’s very cautious. Maybe, in this instance, too cautious.
I do know that the military, I know that the State Department, I know that others have been putting plans together and so hopefully those plans will coalesce into a strategy that can encourage that coalition from Arab nations.”
Mitchell asked the five-term Senator about President Obama’s remarks about ISIS being an al-Qaeda Junior Varsity team:
“The President back in January told the New Yorker Magazine, David Remnick, that ISIS is the JV team. That was clearly wrong.”
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Feinstein actually agreed with the Meet the Press host:
“Well, I think it’s wrong too. I think it’s a major varsity team and if you want to use those kinds of monikers. But I see nothing that compares with its viciousness. “
“This is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous and they’ll kill with abandon.”
Image credit: Screenshot from NBC News Meet the Press
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