As Congress debates—or, mostly, fails to debate—the escalating war with ISIS, Jennifer Bendery rounds up an illuminating pair of quotes:
"It's fear-mongering. It's what happened after 9/11. 'Oh my god, they've got these planes crashing. Now they're going to take over America.' That's nonsense," said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)…
But the majority of his colleagues don't share his concern. And since the debate is happening in the midst of election season, few lawmakers are willing to risk sounding weak on terrorism.
"I'm glad people have this 9/11 mentality again," [Florida Rep. Ileana] Ros-Lehtinen said.