By The Right Scoop


Allen West, responding to the president’s comments about waterboarding, says that the president should be willing to do those things necessary to keep Americans safe, and the enhanced interrogation practice of waterboarding should be one of those things:

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  • Anonymous

    “I want to serve my country.” I think I believe this.

    VP, 8 years, as understudy for Presidency?

    • Anonymous

      Dreams can come true.

  • Anonymous

    Call me racist, call me prejudiced or discriminatory – but I’d do just about anything to get a black conservative like this one in the White House and get that half-black liberal outta there. Cain also fits the bill.

    • Anonymous

      I agree up until you said “half-black”. That does sound, how do I say this… err … RACIST?

      • Anonymous

        Well, I would be equally accurate in referring to him “that half-white liberal” (I guess I was subconsciously deferring to his personal preference in racial label). Personally, I am half-Korean and am completely comfortable with that racial assessment.

        All rational human beings know that ethnicity does not determine character or ability to lead. So if it’s such a paramount achievement for this country to elect a “black” man, let’s put a “black” man in there who is a real patriot and a genuine leader. Col. Allen West does not consider himself a Black-American or African-American. He is an American. Period. He successfully has transcended the blight of racial thought in this country.

        • Anonymous

          I understand what you mean. But you have to be careful about these things. If I was mixed race and president, I wouldn’t like people saying I’m “that half white hillbilly”… Ok hillbilly doesn’t exactly equate to liberal but you catch my drift I hope.

        • Anonymous

          …or that “half-black” … watever…

        • Anonymous

          …And I’m not a hillbilly lol… nor am I mixed race myself

          • Anonymous

            If you called me a half-Korean hillbilly, you’d be pretty close since my dad hails from Kentucky, lol.

  • Anonymous

    “I’m here to serve my nation.” Love it Rep. West

    • DCGere

      I wish he was willing to serve in the WH ASAP! After Cain’s latest statements, the other crop of GOP candidates, and the SRM’s attempt to get Skippy elected, I’m in a serious funk about our chances in 2012…sigh.

    • Anonymous

      … in contrast to liberals and progressives who get into elected office to govern.

      They aint servin’ nobody. Tis the public and useful idiots who serve them.

  • Anonymous

    I have to laugh at those who think water boarding is “torture”. If that were the case then all Naval leadership and Commander in Chiefs (Presidents) should be charged and convicted for torturing every member of the Navy Seals teams for the past 30 years. That is part of their training. Hollywood movies have depicted this and actors and even journalists have undergone water boarding. If it were torture,who in their right mind would do it voluntarily. Water boarding is not physical torture that creates permanent physical deformities such as McCain experienced. Physical abuse is torture and violates the Geneva Convention. Psychological torture is not and water boarding is an enhanced technique that produces a psychological result and leaves no enduring physical disabilities or marks or bruises. I just those people against water boarding are even against any psychological technique like sleep deprivation or very loud distasteful music. They simply don’t understand what war is and the importance of gathering intelligence. If we are becoming a nation of wusses, then there is not a long future for the U.S.A. to exist, let alone their precious U.S. Justice system. When the country is over run by the enemy, no one cares about justice, but just plain survival.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I’d like your comment a few times if I could. Well said.

      • Anonymous

        Me too!

    • Anonymous

      And the best thing about it is that according to the Sheik, it is considered bad enough that it releases them from their duty to resist. Enhanced interrogation methods short of waterboarding were insufficient for this purpose, consequently we didn’t learn anything of value.
      Once waterboarded, KSM sang like a canary and even “taught classes” to enlighten the interrogators. (I read this in Mark Thiessen’s book “Courting Disaster”. KSM gave details that specifically prevented two major hits – one in Los Angeles, one in London.

    • Anonymous

      We all served to protect the rights of everyone, not just those who agree with us. Colonel Allen would be one of the first to remind all of us.

      Of course the people who claim water-boarding is torture are using their 1st amendment rights, it is unfortunate that the American citizens have been dumbed down to a point where this issue even becomes a discussion. P. T. Barnum used his 1st amendment rights too and was convinced of the ignorance of the American people, when he said: “There is a sucker born every minute.”

      But H.L. Mencken put it best: “When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand.”

      Let’s all be thinking about how we can educate our fellows, and which ones can be educated. It all starts with the young, in school, but if we do not educate our peers, you may forget future generations.

      GB

    • Anonymous

      I can’t DISAGREE with you enough. Torture is real… its awful and the military is considering using a new, previously shelved technique as too beyond the pale.

      They are considering using the Obamaudios technique. They strap the enemy in a chair and with the exquisite placement of headphones they play non-stop speeches of Obama. They usually crack quickly under shouts of “yes we can!” or “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” or “let me be perfectly clear.”

      The really touch enemy cases get audio of Michelle Obama saying “for the first time in my life I am proud of my country”, or “Barack is going to require you to work”, or Barack is going to require you to think differently about your country.”

      The Michelleaudios are absolutely the worst… but usually produce a simpering babbling little baby to be manipulated and pumped for information by military intelligence. These techniques are so awful they don’t even use them on Marines in training.

      So yes… torture is hell.

  • Anonymous

    What a refreshing state of affairs it would be to have Mr. West as president in place of hussein! Just think of how much nicer it would be. America would once again rise up and be that “Beacon of light” on the hill. All the feces,scum and filth would disappear from D.C. What a beautiful thought!

  • Anonymous

    we are in a war….remember… terrorists dont sign geneva conventions.

    • KenInMontana

      Funny thing, the Geneva Accords actually place terrorists outside of the protections listed in the agreements. Another interesting tidbit, the US did not sign them either, we were a participatory nation but not a signatory one. We abide by them voluntarily, only as long as our adversary does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

    loooove allen west!! wish he were pres or vp.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. West was always my top pick. I wish he were in the running. I’d love to see him Newt mix it up.

  • Dan

    Palin-West 2012…….but my dreams are crushed….so sad….my dreams…up in smoke….and not the movie either….

  • Dan
  • Anonymous

    this man should be president. i have been a supporter since his days in iraq. i will support him for whatever he wishes to do.

  • Anonymous

    Great interview! West showed his acumen once again. I think I understand this man’s decision to stay away from 2012. We’ll all reap the benefits when he comes out of the House even more informed, experienced, sharper and with a great track record to boot and runs for president say in… 4 or 8 years’ time.

  • http://twitter.com/MessianicKitty Daniella Gabriel

    Thats right!! Do it!! Libbys don’t have balls like some Conservatives do! Cain said something that he would ask the commanders before makingg any decisions AND definitely NOT tell the world especially our enemies what I’m doing! He said this on a Conservative talk radio show!

  • Anonymous

    Our next Secretary of defense, or there is no God.

    And hell yeah, President in 4 or 8 years.

    • 11Steve11

      I want him to lead the NSA, but your wisdom is greater then mine. Of course, Allen West must be our next Secretary of defense.

  • Anonymous

    If a terrorist attack happens because we couldn’t water board them all the people against it will run for the hills. I’m sorry but if my family were killed because of lack of this action there would be hell to pay.