Congressman Allen West Reacts to President’s Announcement – Official Statement 10/21/11

(WASHINGTON)— Congressman Allen West (FL-22) released this statement today:

“Today, the President announced the withdrawal of all combat forces from Iraq by the end of the year.

As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who served during the initial battles of this conflict, I am proud to be among the more than one million Americans who served in Iraq. What my fellow comrades in arms achieved in Iraq is nothing short of historic. Together, we defeated one of history’s most tyrannical dictatorships and replaced it with a free and democratic government. American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines fought and defeated a radical Islamic insurgency, and helped create an ally and partner in freedom.

I will never forget those who I served with, and those who served after I left. I will never forget the sacrifice borne by so many of our service members and their families.

However, I must question the motives of President Barack Obama for this sudden announcement. Why now? Did the President consult with any of our American Generals on the ground before making this decision? What kind of message will this send to our allies, the Kurds, in the Northern part of Iraq, and will they feel abandoned? My fear is that political expediency drove this decision, not recommendations by the Military’s leadership.

Much is at stake and many questions are yet to be answered. I fear that our President is acting as “Campaigner in Chief” rather than “Commander in Chief,” thus putting the entire Middle East at risk.

Right now, the American people deserve answers.”

5 responses to “Congressman Allen West Reacts to President’s Announcement – Official Statement 10/21/11

  1. You are so right, I wish you were running for president. You are the only one out there who knows what America is supposed to be.

  2. I think Barack Hussein Obama is bring home the Troops as a “get re-elected ploy” I also wonder if this is a prelude to Obama needing “BOOTS ON THE GROUND” for the installation of “MARSHALL LAW” which I do not rule out this extremely serious possibility! I fully expect an eruption of sectarian violence, an all out civil war !

  3. our fraudinator-in-chief is just doing what he was sent to do… destroy the United States… White Guilt and ignorance got him immaculated… what’s it gonna take for Americans to see what’s going on… and to get the nation back to what it was created for… to spread God’s Word to the nations.

  4. ….seems rather ridiculous to telegraph our troop movements to the very people who want us dead. The only reason one can come-up with for doing this is: President Obama cares more about his re-election (begs the question WHY?), than he does about the blood shed, and the lives lost.
    Is there some number (threshold) that must be reached before “High Crimes & Misdemeanors” comes into effect? I mean, there must be. Isn’t giving troop movements to the enemy, treason – and – is that not a ‘High Crime’?