House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Congress should debate additional U.S. military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, stopping short of calling for a vote to permit President Obama to authorize airstrikes or other action.
“At some point, is there a need for a vote in Congress?” the California Democrat said during an afternoon conference call on the House Democratic agenda. “It depends on what the president is intending to do and for what duration and what purpose.”
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said that President Obama has perhaps been “too cautious” in confronting the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“I think I’ve learned one thing about this president, and that is he’s very cautious. Maybe in this instance, too cautious,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said during an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked if Obama admitting the U.S. doesn’t have a strategy yet for battling the group inside Syria projected weakness.
My favored strategy would be to kill as many of them as possible. At some point they either lose the will to fight, or they die. Either one is fine with me.
I doubt either of these two fine stateswomen would agree with me, though, so I don’t really care how much they disagree with each other.