I am delighted to report that the new Florida Congressman Allen West has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee. As you can see from the above video, Allen West has by entering Congress immediately become the Congressman most knowledgeable about the jihad threat in all its various manifestations. That video comes from our AFDI conference, Jihad: The Political Third Rail, held in Washington during CPAC last February. You can get a DVD of the whole session, which was called “the single most important event of this three-day conference [CPAC],” here.
Get to know Allen West, and watch his career. He represents the best of America. You can go back and read the regular column he wrote for Pamela Geller’s AtlasShrugs.com, beginning long before America had heard of him, in March 2007. See here for the first one, and here and here you’ll find the archives. You will see that he is a man of depth, insight, and courage — just the sort we need in Washington in these perilous times.
Congratulations, Representative West!
The incoming congressman and retired lieutenant colonel has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee, as well as the Small Business Committee.
“Congressman-elect West brings a lifetime of military experience to the committee,” said incoming committee chair Rep. Buck McKeon. “His experience leading troops on the battlefield will benefit the committee, and the men and women of our Armed Forces, as we address the vital national security and defense issues of our nation.”…