Feinstein: Obama Plan in Syria ‘Won’t Do It’
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) criticized President Barack Obama’s weak response to Syria, slamming him for sending only 50 special operations troops to combat ISIS.
“The special forces are limited, I think, to 50. That won’t do it,” she said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “If we’re really going to use special operations, quick in, quick out, you have to do it in a much more comprehensive way to get at ISIL.”
“I have said before, and I really believe it, we will fight then now, or we will fight them later, it’s only a question of time,” Feinstein said.
The Hill reports:
She said the growing consensus in the intelligence community is air strikes alone won’t be enough to defeat ISIS.
“This is a huge worldwide problem, and we’ve got to play a major role,” she added.
Feinstein also said there is a “strong probability” that a bomb planted by ISIS took down a Russian passenger plane last month in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
“I think there is a strong probability it was. I can’t say it’s dead-bang certain, but there’s a strong probability that it was,” she said.
She said she hoped the plane attack serves as a “wake-up call” for both Russia and the United States.
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