Rep. Allen West “The President is destroying our military” – Video

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Robert Delgado “We need a leader like Allen West in Congress a man with the honor, integrity and the courage to fight”

Dear Fellow American,

My name is Robert Delgado, and I am a former Sergeant in the United States Army. I want to share the story of my experience with Allen West, because I want to make sure you know what kind of a man he is.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lieutenant Colonel Allen West was my commander.  When we got our orders to go to Iraq, my wife was eight months pregnant, and it was nerve-wracking leaving her and not knowing if I would live to see my child.

At that time, when we went into Iraq, many of us were not outfitted with body armor.  But Allen West assured me, “I will make sure you come home to your wife and your newborn baby.”

Lieutenant Colonel West gave me his own personal body armor.

One night we were driving on patrol. Suddenly, a car came speeding at us and we began taking small arms fire. I was shot in the chest.

If I hadn’t been wearing Allen West’s body armor, based on where the bullet hit, I believe I would have been killed.

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West saved my life.

Political opponents are trying to paint a dishonest picture of Allen West. But I know he is a true patriot. He put his men first then, and he continues to put his country first now.

We need a leader like Allen West in Congress – a man with the honor, integrity and the courage to fight. Our country’s future depends on it.

Please SHARE and Tweet this ad with your family and friends and people across Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.  They need to know the kind of leader Allen West really is.

Thank you for standing with us.

Sincerely,

Robert J. Delgado, Former Sergeant

US Army

Rep Allen West Statement: Steadfast and Loyal “Honoring their Memories, Today and Forever”

(WASHINGTON)-– Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today in honor of the fallen and their families on this Memorial Day:

“Memorial Day is set aside every year to remember the ultimate sacrifice given by our Men and Women in uniform. Precious lives lost, so that we may live free.  One day a year is hardly fitting for such a gift to all of us, which is why Americans must always remember the price of freedom and never expect that it is free.

As a 22- year Army Veteran with several friends and relatives still serving in the Armed Forces, I have made it my primary mission in the United States Congress to act in the best interest of our troops, so that those who died did not die in vain.  This includes providing for the families of the fallen and providing for those injured even once the physical battle of war is over.  As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will continue to fight to make sure our Military has all of the resources it needs, up until the last warrior returns home to their family safe.

The United States of America possesses the greatest military force the world has ever known. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsman volunteer to protect and defend this country and all of its citizens, and do so with honor, integrity and excellence. When our Men and Women in uniform take the oath to serve their country, every single one of them is prepared to die for his or her country, and yet their courage and selfless committment to their beloved Nation, surpass any fear they might have.  This is true bravery and loyalty. These are the greatest men and women of each generation.

As Americans enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and pay tribute to the men and women who have literally laid down their lives for us, I hope and pray each and every family member of the fallen find peace in knowing their country stands stronger because of their sacrifice, and they will forever be an American Hero.  My wife Angela and I, and our daughters Aubrey and Austen, will be reflecting on this somber day with sorrow for those lost, as well as an understanding that we live in the greatest country this world has ever known, not by luck, but because of the courage, commitment and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.”

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Rep Allen West “Sorry President Obama, we will not allow you to redefine America, nor the American Dream”

by Congressman Allen West on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 9:36pm

During the question and answer portion of President Obama’s NATO summit press conference today he made an interesting statement. He alluded to the fact that the Presidential election will be about who will ensure success for Americans from top to bottom, that everyone has a fair shot. It is clear that Obama is redefining the words of Thomas Jefferson who articulated that our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come from our Creator, not man, nor government. Benjamin Franklin stated that it is the pursuit of happiness and it is incumbent upon the American individual to make that chase and catch it. America is about individual sovereignty to pursue their happiness. It is not about government driven collective subjugation in an attempt to guarantee happiness. Sorry President Obama, we will not allow you to redefine America, nor the American Dream!

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Rep Allen West’s emotional appeal key to defense bill’s passage (Sun Sentinel)

By William E. Gibson

WASHINGTON — With passionate prodding from South Florida Congressman Allen West, the U.S. House passed a $642 billion defense bill on Friday that would limit President Barack Obama’s plans to reduce the number of American troops and wind down the war in Afghanistan.

West, a former Army commander in Iraq and military adviser in Afghanistan, made an emotional appeal for the Republican-sponsored bill, which is designed to slow the pace of withdrawal from Afghanistan and fend off bigger cuts to the Pentagon budget.

When Democrats tried to amend the bill to hasten the end of the war, West, R-Plantation, angrily fired back: “What you are telling our men and women in combat, what you are saying to the enemy, is that we are going to leave those men and women hanging, that we are not going to provide them the resources.”

“Why in God’s name would we want to repeat some of the horrible things that I saw my older brother go through in Vietnam, where we restricted funding?”

The debate showed West’s impact on defense matters as a member of the Armed Services Committee. Some members have deferred to West, a freshman, because of his experience as an Army lieutenant colonel who led troops in combat and because of his popularity among tea-party conservatives across the country.

“No one knows the perils of an insufficiently manned Army better than Allen West,” said Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif.

West inserted a provision that would limit the Army’s troop reductions to no more than 15,000 a year and Marine Corps reductions to no more than 5,000 a year during fiscal 2014 through 2017. The Pentagon proposes to reduce the Army by 72,000 and the Marines by 20,000.

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Rep Allen West President Obama’s release of a known Hezbollah terrorist is an “utter betrayal”

(WASHINGTON)– Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today after sending a letter to President Barack Obama condemning the Administration’s release, to the Iraqi court system, of a known Hezbollah terrorist responsible for the murder of an Army officer and four other service members:

“It is with great disappointment and concern that I write to President Barack Obama today with regards to Ali Musa Daqduq and the decision by the Administration to release this madman to an Iraqi court, who in turn set this known terrorist free.

Ali Musa Daqduq led a well-planned and coordinated attack in Karbala, Iraq in 2007 in which one American soldier, Captain Brian Freeman, was killed and four other service members were abducted and later murdered.

The Administration mistakenly used the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA),  which required Iraqi citizens to be handed over to Iraq before December of 2011, as a reasoning for Daqduq’s release to an Iraqi court.  However, since Ali Musa Daqduq was born in Lebanon, and was in fact a Lebanese citizen at the time of his capture, SOFA should not have applied to him.

As someone who served 22 years in the United States Army and served in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I can tell you that true leadership means making responsible decisions, not necessarily popular ones.  The President had options when dealing with this terrorist.  Daqduq could have been transferred to Guantanamo Bay where he could have been tried in front of a military commission.

The fact that our President makes these kinds of decisions, while American soldiers like Michael Behenna, William Hunsaker, and Joseph Mayo remain imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth for incidents that occurred during the heat of battle, is pure hypocrisy.

I find the release of Ali Musa Daqduq to be an utter betrayal, not only to those who perished at the hands of this terrorist, but to all men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I ask President Obama for a prompt and personal response to this decision. As the Commander-in-Chief,  he owes the American people nothing less.”

For a copy of the letter Rep. West sent to President Obama, click here.

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VIDEO – Rep Allen West “The Impact of Military Cuts”

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Rep. Allen West reading letter from dear friend remembering Israel Park Hotel bombing – Video

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Rep. West reads a heartfelt letter written to him over the weekend from friend, Mark Kahlberg, a first responder in the Park Hotel bombing in 2002