The leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees criticized President Obama on Sunday for failing to decide yet on whether to hit Islamic State targets in Syria and urged him ahead of this week’s key NATO summit to take decisive action before the militant group attacks on U.S. soil.
“His foreign policy is in absolute free fall,” Michigan GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told Fox News Sunday.”
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said in a separate interview that Obama is perhaps “too cautious” in his approach to combating Islamic State.
“This is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous,” she said on NBC’s Meet the Press.” And they’ll kill with abandon.”
Feinstein’s comments came 12 days after Islamic State released a video of a warrior beheading American journalist James Foley.
The NATO Summit is Thursday and Friday in Wales.
Obama will attend the summit with hopes of building a coalition, as the administration has proposed, to deal with several international crises including Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and Russian-backed forces in neighboring Ukraine.
The president is expected to spend two days in Bosnia before the summit.