Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lt. Col Allen West Tells You All You Need To Know About Him

Duty, honor and country personified.Exactly what we need in Congress.

The incident he's talking about bears revisiting.It happened in Taji, Iraq, on August 20, 2003, where LTC West was the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment. Army interrogators had learned that an Iraqi policeman connected to the Mahdi Army had information about a planned ambush of West and his unit. When the interrogators were unable to get any more information on the attack, they asked LTC West to make an attempt at getting it.

When the jihadi still refused to come clean, LTC West fired off a round from his .45 past the detainee's head into a barrel..after which the jihadi sang like a bird, giving full details of how the attack was going to be carried out by fighters imported from Fallujah and stationed on strategic rooftops targeting West and his men. There were several arrests made and not only didn't the attack occur, but West's actions marked a major quieting down of the entire sector.

Instead of receiving a medal for saving the lives of his 600-man command, West and several of his men were hauled before court martial proceedings to mollify the Iraqi government, rather like the Camp Pendleton 8. Eventually, a deal was cut where this 20 year decorated veteran resigned with full benefits, paid a $5,000 fine and saw all charges against his men dropped.

And as West says here, he'd do exactly the same thing again if men under his command were endangered.

Like I said, it's all you or the voters of Florida 22 need to know about him. Exactly the sort of American hero we need in Congress.

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1 comment:

louielouie said...

i would nominate this man for the Infidel from Hell award, if there was one.