Hope For Florida-22 In 2010; Lt. Col. Allen West

Lt. Col. Allen West is again running for U.S. Congress, and considering the roughshod treatment that Americans are receiving at the hands of most of our elected non-representatives, one may think that this decorated former military man has a fighting chance this time around, especially against a democrat that has Nancy Pelosi’s talking points engraved on his brain.

Congressional candidate Lieutenant Colonel West speaking at the American Freedom tour in Fort Lauderdale Florida at the Revolution Nightclub, 10.21.09  For more information about the West for Congress campaign or to become involved please go here.

You will remember the dustup surrounding Lt. Col. West in 2003 when he was charged with aggravated assault and accepted non-judicial punishment for scaring an Iraqi into being more forthcoming with information about attacks on American soldiers.

From Wiki:

While serving in Taji, Iraq on August 20, 2003 as commander of the 2d Battalion 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division, Lieutenant Colonel West was in charge of the interrogation of an Iraqi police officer who was suspected of having information about planned attacks on American forces. According to the Iraqi police officer, Yehiya Kadoori Hamoodi claimed that during the interrogation, soldiers under West’s supervision assaulted him attempting to get him to talk.

The police officer insisted that he did not know anything about planned attacks and was loyal to the United States Army. However, when the detainee didn’t talk, Lieutenant Colonel West fired his 9mm pistol close to the man’s head and at this point, the man, according to some mainstream media such as CNN[1], gave information about a planned ambush, resulting in its being thwarted. According to West, there were no further ambushes on U.S. forces in Taji until he was relieved of command on October 4, 2003.

West, who at the time was just short of having 20 years of service, was charged with violating articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and was in danger of receiving an 11 year prison sentence, dishonorable discharge and losing his retirement benefits. West was processed through an Article 32 hearing in November 2003, where he admitted wrongdoing, was fined $5,000 over two months for misconduct and assault. He then submitted his resignation, and was allowed to retire with full benefits in the summer of 2004.

After West’s resignation was brought to public attention the next Fall, he received over two thousand letters and e-mails from the American public offering him moral support. In addition, a letter was drafted to the Secretary of the Army, its signatories being ninety-five members of Congress in West’s support. Even a prominent critic of the Abu Graib affair, Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia, wrote a letter to his constituents in support of West’s honorable intentions during the controversial incident.

In January 2004, the conservative Frontpage Magazine named West its Man of the Year.

For those you interested in this former Ft. Hood Commander’s thoughts about the massacre at Ft. Hood, go here.

5 thoughts on “Hope For Florida-22 In 2010; Lt. Col. Allen West”

  1. The community in which I live has it’s own small town government, which was one of the things that appealed to us when we moved here.

    Local mayor, council, own library , water system, ball parks, etc.
    But when the time came to set up voting districts this small community was split. The district I vote in is the soon to be former Rep. Wexler’s district 19. Two blocks away is district 22, I can tell you that in this area Lt.Col Allen West had huge support but the whole community was not able to vote for him. I wished I could.

    Now there will be a special election to fill Wexler’s spot and at last count there were 7 people in the running. I know Ed Lynch who ran against Wexler in 08 is running again but not sure if he will be the Rep. nominee, I hope so I liked him.

    Also heating up in Florida is the race for the Republican to run for the Senate seat vacated by Martinez. Marco Rubio is the true conservative, at least that is what I am seeing at this point. He is really giving Charlie Crist a run for his money and I hope he sends that guy packing.

    In 2008 Florida went for Obama but usually Florida will vote Republican for President, so Florida is not one of those set in stone states, just because the dems. won in 2008 it is not a sure thing for them in 2010 or 2012.

    I really think that state Rep. should not represent 2 counties, like in the case of district 19 and 22, those districts include both Palm Beach and Broward counties, both of which are large counties so I do not understand the need to have a representative having to serve 2 counties. The districts look like a blind man with a stick sketched them out in the sand on the beach, really weird.

  2. Thank you, Diamond – LCol. West is indeed a patriot, and we are lucky to have him running for national office; just wish there were another 400+ like him! I am hopeful my own district will help get rid of Sestak and Specter here in PA-7, as both of them typify the Democrat mindset.

    Kathy wrote:

    “The districts look like a blind man with a stick sketched them out in the sand on the beach, really weird. “

    The layout of the congressional House districts is a direct application of Saul Alinsky’s guiding principle in his Rules for Radicals: “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more live up to their own rules than the Christian Church can live up to Christianity.” By locking the House down to 434 Members, the Alinsyite Legislators have used the US Courts to split and divide cohesive neighborhoods in the cities to increase their chances at getting and retaining seats, thereby increasing their hold and power against constitutional restrictions of what they wish to mandate.

    And here is a copy of the (modified) Oath that LCol. West referred to in that clip:

    As he said and far as I know, it was never rescinded, revoked, or rejected after I took it for the US Navy.

  3. Lt Col West,

    Your appearance on Hannidy was a breath of fresh air. I deeply appreciate your service to our country. I hope that your service continues in the Congress of the United States. Thank you for your point of view (Freedom Style). Makes me want to relocate to Florida.

    Best Wishes,
    Martha Johnson
    South Carolina

  4. Mr. West, my Dad did 30 honorable years in the military. He would be ashamed of you and your interaction with Palin. He fought so we would be safe. But you not only interact with groups of political terrorist (AIP) but aqlign yourself with the members of the AIP. Read below:

    So you can relate to Sarah Palin????????

    Her questionable interaction was with the “Alaska Independence Party” (AIP) that wants to make Alaska a Foreign Country- separate from the USA. Palin’s husband, Todd, was a LONG-TERM member (up until mid 2008) of the AIP until her political career started to take off.

    The AIP is part of a network of extreme, often violent, right-wing secessionist groups across the U.S. associated with neo-Confederate, White Power, anti-Semitic and White supremacist … Todd and Sarah have both attended several AIP conventions. Sarah has been photographed reading an article by the John Birch Society calling for a NEW Constitutional Convention- which would overthrow our existing US Constitition.

    –OR–

    “Nixon’s Jew counter”….Fred Malek

    Some facts about Fred Malek………..PS: he’s backing Palin…..

    … it’s certain that Palin & Malek said, they’re referring to “blacks and Latinos as other species”. …

    Fred Malek–the notorious “hatchet man” for Richard Nixon who only a few years ago was busted by the SEC for investment fraud.

    Malek fits nicely into the circle of corruption that has followed Palin throughout her political career.

    Malek palled around with the likes of real terrorists, including H. R. Haldeman, John Erlichman, Charles Colson and E. Howard Hunt. Malek distinguished himself in the Nixon circles by providing the anti-Semitic president with information about the number of Democrats and “important Jewish officials” working in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nixon was convinced that a “Jewish cabal” had taken over the agency.

    Malek,was dubbed “Nixon’s Jew counter….

    “These moves [removing Jews from the bureau] do not go as far as I would have preferred,” Malek wrote in a secret memo to Haldeman”

    PS: Fact check all information…..

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