Getting to Know Col. Allen West

Regular readers are aware that Dymphna and I are big fans of LTC (ret.) Allen West, and they may also know that Col. West is running for Congress this year as a Republican in Florida’s 22nd District. If you’re lucky enough to live in his district, make sure you set your alarm early on the first Tuesday of November so you can be at the front of the line to vote for him.

The following video, which was prepared by Col. West’s campaign in anticipation of the inevitable smears he will face during the campaign season about his military career, appeared at Big Peace yesterday:

Here’s what Col. West said about this video:
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During the next 3 months, this dishonorable opponent is going to try to distort and falsify my service in Iraq as a combat Battalion Commander in 2003. Let me be perfectly clear — as a Battalion Commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom, my number one priority was the safety and lives of my men. I am proud to have sacrificed my military career in order to carry out that solemn promise to each of them and their families.

While my service in Iraq has been well documented, I wanted to share this short video with you that further explains what I did, why I did it, and what happened as a result. You will clearly come to know who I am.