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Allen West Slams Obama’s Withdrawals
By Harold Hutchison

Iraq War veteran and former Congressman Allen West had declared that Barack Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq and his pending withdrawal from Afghanistan have created the conditions for a repeat of the “killing fields” in Southeast Asia.

In a guest column for Accuracy in Media, West wrote, “Then as now, the liberal progressives… ardently protested and undermined the efforts of our military forces – then Vietnam, now Iraq. Then it was communism, now it is Islamic totalitarianism. Then it was the killing fields of Pol Pot, today the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah. Just as the Democrats abandoned Southeast Asia, now they have abandoned the Middle East.”

Recently, elements of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized control of parts of Fallujah and Ramadi, cities where they had been driven from by American troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Fallujah was where one of the iconic photos of the Iraq War was taken, showing Bradley Kasal holding a M9 pistol while being carried from a building where he had come to the aid of a wounded Marine.

“I served in Operation Desert Shield/ Storm. I served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. And I spent two and a half years in southern Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom as a civilian-military advisor to the Afghan National Army. I wonder how long it will be before the Taliban flag is flying once again in Kandahar?” West concluded.