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‘Two Mental Leprechauns’: Allen West Pens Scathing Op-Ed Hammering Obama, Hagel

Posted by on Mar. 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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‘Two Mental Leprechauns’: Allen West Pens Scathing Op-Ed Hammering Obama, Hagel

Former Republican Congressman Allen West slammed President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in his column Friday, calling the pair “two mental leprechauns” accusing them of moving to “shrink our military capacity.”

West, seemingly reacting to Hagel’s Monday proposal to shrink the army to its smallest size in 74 years, contended it is impossible to replace the American soldier with technology.

“All those progressive socialist experts say we don’t need a big military. We can use our technology. To that I will respond that the most highly technical weapon on the battlefield is the individual well-trained warrior,” the conservative firebrand wrote in a post published on his website. “We have been down this road before in America, as history does indeed repeat itself for those who fail to learn from it.”

Allen West (Credit: Getty Images)

Allen West (Credit: Getty Images)

Further arguing that “Obama and Hagel provide no strategic vision for the 21st century battlefield,” West said he thinks the president is intentionally acting in such a manner.

“…spending on domestic welfare nanny-state programs is more important to progressive socialists…”
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“Is Obama doing this intentionally? There can be no other answer than yes,” he wrote. “Why? Because just like Bill Clinton, spending on domestic welfare nanny-state programs is more important to progressive socialists — after all, they want power, they need votes.”

The former Congressman concluded, saying Obama “lacks integrity, character, and moral courage” and warned that “the American flag is being lowered and replaced with a white flag.”

Matthew 6:24

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Mar. 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM
I didnt know douche bags could write op-eds
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 1, 2014 at 3:47 PM

BUMP!

denise3680
by Gold Member on Mar. 1, 2014 at 3:53 PM

they need to get rid of the dead weight in the military.  We need better training programs to specialize an elite force not a force that has too many people who cannot fulfill the jobs required.  Allen West should know better.  it is better to have a few excellent soldiers than many average ones.

Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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I think leprechauns would be very insulted.

I've given this issue more thought and talked with my stepson for his opinion.  I agree with him that no matter how much I think there is an efficient way to decrease spending, the powers that be will cut in areas that are crucial and not where they really should.  With so much of the world hating us as much as they do, shrinking our military force sends the wrong message.  

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:05 PM

"Mental leprechauns." That's hilarious.  :)

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 10:16 PM

 And a chosen few are still paid to put up brain dead post after post.  Your point is?   Care to actually discuss the topic, or just do your usual hit and run?

Quoting -Celestial-: I didnt know douche bags could write op-eds

 

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