Speaking at CPAC earlier this month, Lt. Col. Allen West had some very harsh words for President Obama on the subject of the military and veteran’s benefits.
“We have a president that believes that the most important thing for the United States military is to have beards, turbans, and hijabs to be worn by our people in the service. But yet they will turn to our veterans and say ‘we’re cutting your benefits.'”
The video is set to begin right at that quote, but you can rewind to play the entire clip, including West referring to Obama as a “Faux Commander-in-Chief”.
West’s primary issue in this clip is the reduction in force of our military, as well as deprioritizing of training and equipment in favor of progressive, feel good policy initiatives that, frankly, do nothing for readiness. As long as this administration continues to focus on nonsense like undermining good order and discipline by breaking long traditional and obvious common sense rules of uniforms instead of what is actually necessary for a modern fighting force, a “faux Commander-in-Chief” is about as kind and delicate a description as Obama can expect from a soldier like Allen West.
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