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.