Rep Allen West blogs “We need a Commander-in-Chief who understands complexities of war”

by Rep Allen West – on The Hill

President Obama at times appears to live in a parallel universe all to his own. Let’s put aside his claims that 8.5 percent unemployment (up from 7.8 percent when he took office) is a sign our economy is improving,  what I find most disconcerting is his recent assertion that “the tide of war is receding.”

Is it really?

The “Arab Spring” is now darkening into a cold “Arab Winter” as the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamists groups take majority control of the Egyptian government.

An estimated 50,000 to 70,000 medium and long-range missiles are stationed in Lebanon and pointed south at our staunchest ally in the region, Israel.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is right now traveling through Latin America and no doubt  strengthening alliances in the region. In addition, the Iranian Navy is staging aggressive war games in the Straits of Hormuz.

China is expanding its military capability by broadening its maritime and air forces. In North Korea, a 28-year-old four star general is waiting to show his strength as the new national leader, while jangling the keys to a nuclear arsenal.



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