On Meet the Press Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that President Obama has been wrong all along about ISIS, especially labeling them a "JV team." The senator corrected the president's assessment, calling them a "major varsity team."
Feinstein said that Obama has been "too cautious" with ISIS but hopes the president can finally commit to the strategies being planned by the military and State Department. She warns that the threat of ISIS is "potentially very serious."
I see nothing that compares with its viciousness. I've been on the Intelligence Committee now since before 9/11. And I've watched this evolution of non-state actors into world terror very carefully and closely. And this is really the first group that has the wherewithal in terms of financing, the fighting machine in terms of a structure, heavy equipment, heavy explosives, the ability to move quickly. I mean, they crossed the border into Iraq before we even knew it happened. So this is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous and they will kill with abandon.
The senator said she is in agreement with Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) and Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) Saturday New York Times piece, "Confront ISIS Now."