Nov 14 2015
Washington—Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Paris:
“My heart goes out to the victims of the Paris attacks. I agree with President Obama—this wasn’t just an attack against France, it was an attack against every country that refuses to yield to the evil of ISIL and other terrorist groups.
“In the last two weeks, ISIL has claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris and Beirut and the bombing of a Russian airliner. The fight is quickly spreading outside Iraq and Syria, and that’s why we must take the battle to them.
“I strongly believe we need to further increase our efforts in Syria and Iraq directly and expand our support to partner nations in other countries where ISIL is operating. It has become clear that limited air strikes and support for Iraqi forces and the Syrian opposition are not sufficient to protect our country and our allies. This is a war that affects us all, and it’s time we take real action to confront these monsters who target innocent civilians.”