Retired Colonel Allen West recently spoke out about President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address- West doesn’t even think Obama should have given one in the first place.
“OK, call me what you want, but if it were President West, tonight’s State of the Union address would have been cancelled,” the former congressman wrote on Facebook.
Here is the full Facebook post released by West:
That’s right: West doesn’t even think a State of the Union address should have been given by Obama in light of the detainment of 10 U.S. sailors by Iran.
What happened exactly?
Two U.S. Navy boats were detained by Iran on Tuesday due to apparent mechanical problems that had supposedly sent the boats drifting into Iranian waters.
An Iranian state news channel, IRINN, stated: “The detained U.S. soldiers, after it was realized that their entry into Iran’s territorial waters was unintentional, and after the sailors apologized, were released into international waters in the Persian Gulf.”
Interestingly, on Wednesday, U.S. defense officials no longer believed that mechanical problems were the cause; and they noted that both ships returned to the U.S. on their own power.
In 2007, 15 British marines were arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Navy, accused by Iran of trespassing on Iranian waters.
The sailors were held for 13 days before the Iranian government released them.
West concluded his Facebook post: “Then again, if it were a President West, there would be no Iranian nuclear deal, nor would they even dream of detaining our sailors.”