Allen West Blames Obama for Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

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In a tweet this morning, Congressman Allen West linked to an article detailing a suicide bombing in Kabul, the Afghan capital that President Barack Obama had just departed from, and... took the side of the Taliban.

"Pres flew into Afghanistan at night for 7 hrs," West wrote. "As sun came up, Taliban gave its response 2 his Chamberlain like actions."

The Taliban response was to detonate two suicide bombs, killing at least seven and leaving the American Embassy on lockdown during an extended firefight, according to ABC News. And the Islamist militant group has at least one congressman who is content to blame the president on its behalf for the killing of schoolchildren.

"President Obama obviously does not understand the nature and motivating objectives of the Taliban. I will soon be traveling to the Afghanistan theater of operations to assess the mission and future," West wrote on Facebook last night. "After already spending much time over there I can tell you there will never be a secure Afghanistan as long as the enemy has sanctuary in Pakistan. Nation building is not our objective, it is to destroy radical islamists whereever they exist."

West has long used his experience in Iraq and Afghanistan as a campaign tactic, and in an op-ed in the Sun-Sentinel last month said that Obama "has never served his country in uniform, or risked his life to defend its freedoms and liberties on distant shores."

In summary: The president is a pansy and West unconditionally disagrees with his position on everything. West wants us to go to war with one of our last allies in the Middle East because DESTROY EVIL, and he's allegedly planning on going to Afghanistan himself, because he says he could do a better job assessing the situation even though no legislator with any brain activity above the level of a slice of toast would let Allen "I Torture Iraqi Policemen" West start making diplomatic decisions.

Though if he did, it's good to know which side our steadfast and loyal congressman will be standing on when the excrement hits the air conditioning: When it comes to bashing Obama, West will side even with the Taliban.
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illegalsout
illegalsout

No, not really..................West actually was saying that Obama was naive, selling a package of goods, making decisions based on his own solipsism, uncourageous............You know: specific failings.Care to refute any of THOSE charges, or just make false accusations against West? You know: kind of like if I called YOU "a racist" for attacking West??Hey, it's fun when it's fun!

Matthew Pease
Matthew Pease

LOL. yet at the same time you guys have Obama. Looks like we're not the only ones in trouble. 

MediaiteMatters
MediaiteMatters

Obama flew to Afghanistan and signed a pact with Karzai which forbids America from using Afghanistan as a base to launch attacks on al Queda in Pakistan...then he bragged about killing Bin Laden. In case you have trouble following that, Obama has just made sure that under the agreement he just signed, no future President could launch the mission he launched to get Bin Laden at the same time he was bragging about getting Bin Laden.

Krono_logical
Krono_logical

West:  "our objective...is to destroy radical islamists whereever they exist."  Yep...sounds like West "...took the side of the Taliban."  NOT!  Bored is right...you live in an illogical, progressive fantasy land.  You and your minions follow the rigid leftist line...heap praise upon slanderers, denigrate true patriots and serve platitudes to the voraciously ignorant.  Owebama has trained you well.

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KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

There is political banter and then there is seditious libel. West has become expert at the latter. 

Ethan Oringel
Ethan Oringel

Even though we all know Allen West is a joke, we STILL need to work hard to MAKE SURE he is defeated in November.

Please check out the facebook group (facebook dot com/groups/325005804195316/) dedicated to ending his congressional career and replacing him with a real public servant who cares about the Middle Class in Florida!  WE NEED YOU to help defeat this fool in November.

FQS9000
FQS9000

Barak the Fool has never, ever heard a shot fire in anger or risked his life for his nation in ANY way.

His grandstanding has put American soldier's lives in danger, but that merely makes him a nutless, guttless politician, just like Slick Willie.

At the very least, West, put his life on the line, which makes his silliest statements on military policy superior to anything Barak the Fool has to say.

Ethan Oringel
Ethan Oringel

We all know Allen West is a joke. But not everyone is paying attention. We need to work hard to MAKE SURE he is defeated in November. Please check out + join our facebook group:

www.facebook.com/groups/325005...

In FL-18, let's send Allen West back to the private sector where he belongs, and put a REAL public servant in his place, Patrick Murphy.

In FL-22, West's old district, let's elect a strong progressive, Lois Frankel.

We can do this. And we must.

Ethan Oringel
Ethan Oringel

I know he is joke and so many people already hate him... but the average person in FL-18 who is not paying attention to the political media might not know about him and his insanity just yet. We need to come together and work hard to MAKE SURE that Allen West does not have another platform from which to spew his trash for another two years.

We *MUST* defeat Allen West in November!

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He ain't no public servant! So let's send Allen West back to the private sector where he belongs!

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Well, of course, everyone knows that, before Obama became president, there were no terrorist attacks or suicide bombers in the Middle East. And tax cuts for billionaires create jobs. 

gimmesamore
gimmesamore

Ok gentlemen or gentle ladies, let's calm down.  First, West is an idiot.  I don't just mean he is a Republican, I mean he is just plain stupid as a human being.  Second, West ran from court marshall hearings like a little bitch at the end of his military career.  If he thought he was not wrong, he should have fought the charges and risked losing his military benefits.  But he did not do that, he laid down, took the government cheese left the military behind.  Now, he is all of a sudden GI Joe with the kung fu grip in carnate.  Third, Blaming the POTUS (whoever it is at the time) for a Taliban bombing is ridiculous on so many levels.  Obama has forgotten more usefull knowledge and logic than West ever retained in that small minded brain of his.  Fourth, this will all be irrelevant dribble in a few months, as West has no shot at a 2nd term without direct fuel from the Tea Party. 

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

The criminal West..damn what a putz.

West is Nuts
West is Nuts

Allen West is actually the Taliban's biggest ally in the US as he propagates and emboldens them with his rhetoric.  He provides them more stage time than they could ever garner themselves.They will probably throw him a party when he goes over there.  After all he trained some of them as a mercenary.

BORED......
BORED......

EVERYDAY THE SAME OLD THING, YOU HAVE TO THINK UP SOME STUPID HEADLINE WITH YOUR OWN INTERPRETATION OF A SLAM ON WEST.  DULL JOB ISN'T IT, LYING, FANTASY ETC.  WELL, THE TWO JERKS BEFORE YOU MUST HAVE MOVED ON TO BETTER PASTURES, MAYBE EVEN WORTHWHILE NEWS REPORTING FOR A WORTHWHILE MEDIUM.  I DOUBT IT THOUGH, YOU ARE A REAL LOSER RICH OR WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

West didn't say any of those things. He didn't cite any "specific failings" or discuss why he disagreed with the latest agreement, he just says "I was in the Army and Barack wasn't" and expects that to be good enough. And it shouldn't be.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

From last nights Bill Maher Real Time;Bin Laden spent $500k to perpetrate 9/11. The U S has spent $ 2-3 trillion to get Bin Laden. (paraphrased).

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Close the book on this type of Military/Political bullshit. It should never be allowed to happen again. Call it bragging if you like, but it happened.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

It's a totally valid argument, and I don't have trouble following it, or West's repeated comparisons of Obama's moves to Chamberlain. But West didn't articulate those concerns like you did -- simply said "Obama went to Afghanistan and look what happened," like it was the president's fault that people blew themselves up on the street.

The problem with West's rhetoric is that it is frequently devoid of the specific criticisms you just presented -- saying "HEY LOOK THE PRESIDENT GOT THE TALIBAN MAD" doesn't advance the conversation. Disagreeing with specific points of the agreement would have. He chose not to do that.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Reminds me of the Nixon/Kissinger illegal wars in Cambodia and Laos.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

I want to respond, but I can't figure out what your argument is, apart from stringing together vague insults. The Taliban killed people to embarrass the president -- they said so. I pointed out that West shamelessly seized the opportunity to politicize it.

And being a "true patriot" doesn't make someone immune from criticism.

gimmesamore
gimmesamore

Can you really become an expert at just being stupid?  If so, West has a Phd.

gimmesamore
gimmesamore

Oh really - and Bush, Jr. (little boy Bushy) landing on an aircraft carrier as if he dropped bombs on Iraq was helpful?  Remember the "Mission Accomplished" banner?  If that was not the most grandiose saber rattling from someone who never "heard a shot fire in anger" or "risked his life for his nation,"  I don't now what is.  Remember that guy who was in charge when the US bombed the Japanese and ended the war?  Did he show up on the ships during the surrender and act like an asshole...

Obama never joined the military, it wasn't his thing.  His daddy didn't join, so he didn't have a future president with a military background to keep him out of any wars.  I think it is far better to remain a civilian, than to use the military as a credential grabbing, political step ladder.  Bush hid from war so many times, he never even bothered to show up for flight training half the time he was in the reserves.  Do you know how many calls Bush, Sr. had to make to cover his son's incompetence.  

Nobody helped Obama get into Harvard, nobody helped him become a Senator and nobody helped him become president.  I can't believe idiots still compare these two starkly different people.  

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Everytime I read something of yours, I am reminded of Goethe who said "there is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity."

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

 Yeah the criminal West put his life on the line..WAY back behind the lines where he had to battle papercuts and shoot at innocent Iraqi policeman.  You should REALLY try to notice these little things.  Just because someone is in the military does not mean they are in the line of fire.  West was nothing more than a file clerk who screwed that up.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I've heard sucking dick makes you deaf.  Has that been your experience?

Rich fan
Rich fan

 IF YOU ARE SO BORED WHY ARE REPLYING IN ALL CAPS????

illegalsout
illegalsout

Come on: rational, fair-minded, serious discourse and debate requires thinking, applying our own knowledge, using context, etc.  I will assume you know what the reference to Chamberlain breaks down to: the failure of someone who was naive, selling a package of goods, making decisions based on his own solipsism, uncourageous, etc.  I will also assume that you know West's own personal history and comments regarding Aghanistan (his philosophy towardsd war, if you will).  Then you just put two and two together, and voila: you have a "point".  The point may be wrong or right, but only someone with a really poor argument or low integrity starts out his response to the point by intentionally changing what the point is, to suit his or her arguing needs.West wasn't saying what you said he was saying.  Full stop. 

GOPlover
GOPlover

 Nov 6 can't come soon enough. What a bunch of clowns got elected in 2010. Tea Party locoweed.

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