There is a wrong-doing going on right now … the persecution of Lt. Col. Allen West by the Army for his actions in the war in Iraq. You see, Lt. Col. West was charged with “aggravated assault and communicating a threat” to an Iraqi officer detained. In fact, this was an Iraqi officer that we trained, who then turned on us! In order to force him to provide information about a planned attack on American troops, Lt. Col. West did what he felt was necessary.
What really surprised me was that he turned himself in! He told his superiors what he had done, knowing full well that he’d get in trouble for it — knowing full well that he was just a short time away from his pension eligibility.
Me personally, I think this is a man of integrity and honor. Hell, we should pin a medal on him! The Army owes him an apology. He has saved American lives while doing his duty to the best of his ability.
What burns me is that politicians, desk jockey military higher-ups, and people in Washington are basically sending our men and women over there, but telling them “We want you to win, but don’t kill or hurt anyone” … get real, people! This is not a “Gentleman’s war” … terrorists don’t play nice with other kiddies.
You want our men and women to defend our country and our freedom … ever tried fighting someone with your hands tied behind your back?