Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.), former congressman and current member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi commented on President Obama’s speech Tuesday night on the situation in Syria:
President Obama stated at the end of his 16 minute speech, ‘terrible things happen across the globe….we should act, that’s what makes America exceptional.’ I find his words utterly disgusting because tomorrow we will remember four Americans who were abandoned by President Obama to die in Libya. I found no righteous indignation and call for a moral obligation to avenge and punish their Islamic terrorist murderers. Matter of fact, Obama called it a ‘phony scandal.’ Christians are being butchered daily. Where is his outrage? Israel is taking rocket and missile fire. Where is his outrage? Some 100,000 Syrians had been killed by conventional munitions, and this was not the first chemical attack. Where was his outrage? Obama has shown incompetence and weakness and has not presented a credible threat to Assad and Putin. If he wanted to respond he could have. God knows, he did not seek congressional approval for Libya. He has been strategically outmaneuvered by Putin, lost the initiative, and allowed Putin to look like a statesman while he looks like a confused community organizer.