Robert H. Scales wrote a piece for The Atlantic entitled Gun Trouble, with the catchy subtitle as follows: The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed. Military lives depend on these cheap composites of metal and plastic. So why can't the richest country in the world give its soldiers better ones? Scales then proceeds to rehearse the history of flaws after the initial rollout of the M-16 in Vietnam, well known flaws (and failed to mention [read more]
Via The Shark Tank comes this video of a town-hall meeting at which Rep. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West responds to the familiar baiting by Council on American Islamic Relations’ executive, Nezar Hamze.
The video needs to be seen to be believed. West is the real deal. If half of our Congressmen and women could be so grounded in truth, it would make The Long War much, much shorter.
Enough said. Watch the video.
Notice what Rep. West does not do: he does not try to play the sickening political correctness games that pander to the sensitivities of those that wish to do us harm; he does not qualify his remarks; he does not equivocate. And notice the reaction of the crowd. They instantly recognize and respond to this singular man. It is like a long drink of ice cold Coke after an August two-a-day football practice. We owe the voters of the 22nd District of Florida our gratitude.
Can you imagine this man as C-in-C? What would he have to say to those Somali pirates who executed four Americans recently?
Lest anyone think that Allen West got off a lucky shot at Hamze’s expense, I invite readers to watch his inspiring keynote address at the 2011 CPAC convention in Washington, D.C., via The Right Scoop.
Leaders such as this give me hope that we may yet turn this thing around.
And this is precisely why the liberal media is going to go after West with everything they have.
Expect to see them digging up dirt everywhere they can find it, or, if they cannot find it, making up the dirt and endlessly repeating it. Expect the liberal media to run stories on West’s family, disgruntled soldiers who served under him, questionable command decisions he made in Iraq. Expect him to be accused of racism, sexism, islamophobia, homophobia and drowning kittens for fun. The liberal media goes for the jugular whenever a conservative stands up and talks directly, candidly and factually. The Left is already targeting him in 2012.
I am officially reserving my seat on the Allen West For President bandwagon.