“The United States of America is about victors. The United States of America is about champions. The United States of America does not surrender to a bunch of black-robed, crazed clerics that want to see us destroyed.” With red-hot, red-meat rhetoric like that, retired Lt. Col. Allen West fired up a huge crowd that assembled in New York City’s Times Square on Wednesday to protest the Obama-led Iran nuke deal.
Far from presenting himself as the soft-spoken political commentator you often see on Fox News, the former congressman from Florida delivered a highly-charged rant that was highly critical of a president whom West called a “weakling” and a “charlatan.”
Regarding the attack on two U.S. military installations in Chattanooga that left five servicemen dead, West didn’t mince words in addressing the current investigation about whether the Muslim attacker might have been a drug-afflicted young man suffering from depression.
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“Hell, no, he was a dadgum terrorist, that’s what he was!” West asserted to the crowd’s approving roar.
“How dare Barack Obama, how dare John Kerry, how dare Valerie Jarrett, or any of these other charlatans that occupy Washington, D.C., surrender this great constitutional republic…?” West’s seven-minute speech to the crowd estimated at some 10,000 anti-nuke deal protestors was full of both passion and powerful criticisms of the Obama administration.
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the fiery speech by the retired Army officer who once again proudly showed his true colors as he declared his unwavering commitment to making sure that “the enemies of America and the enemies of Israel are crushed and brought to their knees” — something he said the Obama administration is clearly failing to do.
h/t: The Right Scoop
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