California Democrat Sen. [crscore]Dianne Feinstein[/crscore] told CBS’s John Dickerson Sunday that she doesn’t think the Obama administration’s plan to degrade and eventually destroy ISIS is a sufficient fix to solving such a “big, big problem.”
FEINSTEIN: 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 … What I’m saying is 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.