“Mutiny,” like “treason,” isn’t a word anyone should throw around lightly. When a distinguished soldier uses it, civilians should sit up and take notice.
Normally no soldier would celebrate a mutiny, either, but these aren’t ordinary times, and the soldier in question is no ordinary man in uniform, either.
Allen West is one such extraordinary man, and he’s penned a lengthy reaction to a new Washington Timesreport that:
Rifts have emerged between U.S. military leaders and the Obama White House on Washington’s future role in Libya, with the generals questioning the White House’s argument that the recent success against Islamic State shows Libya can go it alone in the fight against terrorism, without direct U.S. assistance.
West starts off:
[Y]ou know something is happening when uniformed members of the military, finally, stand up and openly criticize the state of our force readiness and the lack of strategy. Yes, I know what y’all are saying, what took so long?
The deteriorating situation in Libya is a direct result of Obama’s ill-conceived intervention there. (…)
Now, if this was all happening during a Republican administration, the liberal progressive media would be screaming from the rafters — heck, they still attack Reagan over Iran-Contra. But this is “their guy” and he can do no wrong. Things are slowly unraveling right before Obama’s eyes, but the leftist media will not expose him — or Hillary Clinton — on the issue.
West ends with a dire warning:
The next presidential administration will have the challenge of rebuilding our military while it is in contact with the enemy who has been aided and abetted by the president of the United States, Barack Obama — it happened on his watch, and Libya is a direct result of a failed Obama policy. Then again, if it’s a Hillary Clinton administration, we’ll be getting more of the same.
West also points out that the United States has been at war with Islamists since the days of the Barbary pirates. Obama hasn’t made America any safer from this scourge. Clearly only a Republican successor to the Oval Office will even attempt to do so.