Allen West Blames Another Bush Policy He Doesn't Like on President Obama

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Rep. Allen West likes to play the blame game quite often, and sometimes, he'll let the facts stay at home.

This time around, West explained how he's "very concerned" about President Obama's announcement that American troops in Iraq will be brought home before the end of the year, saying it was another "campaigner-in-chief decision."

Again, the basis of West's argument was to place blame on President Obama for a policy that came from the administration of former President George W. Bush.

Just as West has said multiple times during his term as congressman that TARP was a policy of the Obama administration, he's now saying that the withdrawal of troops from Iraq at the end of the year was also an Obama policy.

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, West really ought to know where these policies come from.

West's first concern with the "Obama" policy on Iraq -- "The number-one thing is, we should have been able to negotiate a Status of Forces Agreement, which would have protected our men and women in uniform over there."

Well, the U.S. did negotiate a Status of Forces Agreement, which was agreed to on November 17, 2008:



As you can see at the top of page 20, "All the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory no later than December 31, 2011."

But, of course, there's always West's interpretation of events:

When the President made the announcement the first he started off with was saying he's keeping his campaign promise so I don't want to see this be a campaigner-in-chief decision as opposed to a commander-in-chief decision... I think that this is once again an instance of him trying to shore up that liberal base, that left-wing base, as he gets ready to head into an election-cycle year.

Here's the video of West's interview -- which touches on several current events -- with his views on "Obama's" policy at the beginning:



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IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

I find this loudmouth clown especially disgusting today.

In am so sickened about what happened to Scott Olsen in Oakland that I cant even read a complete news story about Mr. Olsen without getting sick to my stomach about being a part of a country where this happens.

What is the difference between what happened in Oakland and what is happening in Syria to protesters, can anyone tell me?

Mr. West, Scott Olsen the "socialist" and "communist" honorably completed two tours in Iraq as a marine.  You, Mr. West, were dishonorably bounced out of Iraq and then bounced out of the  service for committing a war crime.  Shut the fuck up already.  Shut up.  Shut up.

Dennyandshaun1
Dennyandshaun1

It's insane how these idiots believe in the sovereignty of other countries...unless they can use it against someone that had nothing to do with it !!!!

Prof. G
Prof. G

Why is only one of three comments showing on this page???

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I have found there's only one Bush policy that's guaranteed to work.

"Shave that shit off".

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

The entire GOP has been peddling this bullshit for the last several days. It is amazing how they think so little of their supporters, that they consistently lie to them about issues that can easily be verified with a minimal effort.

I am amazed at how many people with college educations are lied to on a consistent basis, and accept those lies without ever fact checking the material.

It truly is a movement of zealots and ideologues.

The Republican party has become a freakshow.

A GIANT CLOWN CAR.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Shhhhh! If we on the left don't say anything, don't have any loud reactions to their idiotic remarks, maybe these Republi-clods will make even more stupid, preposterous statements and lose so much credibility that no sensible citizen will vote for one of them for the next 50 years. The way their trend is going, it won't be long before they nominate Joe the Plumber for president. That should bring us Democratic supermajorities for quite some years. Sweet!

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