Barack Obama doesn’t get it.
He doesn’t know how or when to use military force and his on-the-job training as “Commander-in-Chief” is embarrassing all of us.
Obama is stumbling towards military action in Syria. He drew a “red line” on chemical weapons use and Syria crossed it. We did nothing and it badly wounded our credibility. Not surprisingly, they used chemical weapons again…but now we are forced to act.
As Obama slowly and publicly puts plans in place for a military strike we’re televising every move so the Syrians can hide their weapons, decentralize their command and control, and make themselves harder to successfully strike.
The world is laughing while we look weak and reactive.
America can do better.
I’m not going to settle for second-rate leadership and you shouldn’t either.
A military campaign needs an objective — we can’t just launch a feel good bombing campaign to try and save face after Obama retreated when he was tested by an insane dictator. If we wanted to use military force, we should have done it immediately and decisively.
Please help me fix Washington. America’s foreign policy is a joke.
We simply can’t keep going on like this. Our adversaries — China, Iran, North Korea, Russia — are watching us and measuring our weakness while our allies are confused and bewildered.
Take a stand, and together, let’s make America strong again.
Steadfast and Loyal,
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)
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