Lt. Col. Allen West appeared on Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal on Tuesday to discuss the vacuum left by the pullout in Yemen – also categorized as Obama’s “success story” – and Iran’s expanding control amidst nuclear talks.
While President Obama continues to disregard Congress in the nuclear negotiations, West voiced his concerns about the imminently nuclear Iran.
“The biggest argument of not allowing Iran to have a nuclear device is they’re on the terrorist list,” West said. “I mean, they’re the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world.”
West argued that the administration should not be accepting any deal with Iran because it has not changed its terroristic behavior, and added that it is currently holding four Americans hostage.
The host then asked West if he thought that, if Obama pushes the Iranian deal through, Saudi Arabia and other U.S. allies would go off on their own to counter the terror threat.
“What I am really looking at, from a strategic perspective, is from Nigeria all the way across over to the Philippines you’re seeing this global jihadist movement coming together,” West said. “…[War on terror] is a horrible misnomer that we have to get away from because terror is a tactic.”
“What you really are seeing is Islamic totalitarianism come together, and we have to understand that you have non-state, non-uniform, unlawful enemy combatants and state sponsors that we have to deal with,” he concluded. “And right now this administration is sitting back and they’re not focused on it whatsoever.”
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