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December 03, 2009

Meet The Candidates- UPDATED WITH MUST-READ QUOTE

We're looking for strong challengers. We're looking ahead at what could be a Conservative blowout in 2010. This is an excellent moment to promote our best and get them into office, everywhere.

Going forward, please TELL US when you see a candidate who can confidently and clearly enunciate and defend Conservative principles and who needs some exposure. Tip me, or tip Ace or any of the other cobloggers.

Here is an electrifying address from Lt. Col. Allen West, who would very much like to represent Florida District 22 in the U.S. Congress.

Lt. Col. West's Website.

An excerpt from his Wiki page (fair warning):

While serving in Taji, Iraq on August 20, 2003 as commander of the 2d Battalion 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division, Lieutenant Colonel West was in charge of the interrogation of an Iraqi police officer who was suspected of having information about planned attacks on American forces. According to the Iraqi police officer, Yehiya Kadoori Hamoodi claimed that during the interrogation, soldiers under West's supervision assaulted him attempting to get him to talk.

The police officer insisted that he did not know anything about planned attacks and was loyal to the United States Army. However, when the detainee didn't talk, Lieutenant Colonel West fired his 9mm pistol close to the man's head and at this point, the man, according to some mainstream media such as CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/12/12/sprj.nirq.west.ruling/), gave information about a planned ambush, resulting in its being thwarted. According to West, there were no further ambushes on U.S. forces in Taji until he was relieved of command on October 4, 2003.

FRICKIN AWESOME UPDATE: From the CNN article in the Wiki quote. Lt. Col. West's testimony at an Article 32 military hearing:

Asked if he would have act differently if under similar circumstances again, West testified, "If it's about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can."


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