There are still a few Democrats who live in the real world, at least part of the time.
Senator Dianne Feinstein admitted on Face the Nation this week that Obama’s ISIS strategy is failing and we need special forces in these two countries.
The Corner reported:
This week, President Obama defended his Middle East strategy as adequate and even successful, but Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein didn’t shy away from a frankly different assessment: It’s not.
Advertisement - story continues below
“The American people don’t want another war,” but it’s clear that the problems in the Middle East are going to require a new approach, the former Intelligence Committee chairman said.
Considering the problem of the Islamic State, Feinstein said, “I don’t know whether 6,000 ISIL people have been killed or not — that’s the figure that’s been floated around. But that’s not going to do it. So where [Senator John] McCain is right, I do think we need some Special Operations [forces] in these countries, on the ground, more than just advisers. We need to protect our allies.”
Feinstein has been a relatively hawkish Democrat for some time now, but calling for significantly more involvement in the Middle East is a big break from the White House.
Did you notice also how she wasn’t buying the administrations talking point that they have killed 6,000 ISIS members with airstrikes?