Rep. Ros-Lehtinen: 'We’re Getting Back to a Pre-9/11 Mentality'
After an ISIS terrorist beheaded American journalist James Foley in a horrific YouTube video, the terror group threatened another captured American, Steven Sotloff.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who met with the Sotloff family in the past, joined Greta Van Susteren tonight on "On The Record" to give an update on how the family is doing in these trying times and how she is working to get answers for them.
“I can’t imagine as a mother and a grandmother the kind of ordeal that this has been for the [Sotloff] family," she said, adding that she's cautiously optimistic that Steven will be returned home.
Greta noted that it doesn't appear the U.S. has a solid strategy to combat ISIS, a particularly vicious, barbaric and well-funded terror group.
A few humanitarian drops and airstrikes are positive steps, but both Greta and Ros-Lehtinen agreed that the U.S. needs to do more.
Ros-Lehtinen said that that situation in Iraq and Syria is far from hopeless, and the U.S. has the intelligence, the drones and the possible allies, such as the Kurds, to effectively battle ISIS.
“Sadly, we’re getting back to a pre-9/11 mentality, and that’s very dangerous," she said. "These terrorists are still there. They are our enemies. We have to defeat them, and that’s what we should be focusing on every day.”
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