Speaking at a Miami-Dade GOP Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) accused President Barack Obama of refusing to stand up to two-bit, third world despots, including Fidel Castro, Castro's “BFF” (“best friend forever”) Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
“This is a dangerous world in which we are living. The threat in China as a rising superpower, Iran draws even closer to developing nuclear capabilities, and we are sitting around acting like Sir Neville Chamberlain in the 1930s, waving a piece of paper believing that there will be 'peace in our time,'" said a fired-up Rep. West, referring to the famously incompetent and ineffective British Prime Minister partly responsible for Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.
“There is unrest in all major cities across Europe, across Asia, across the entire world. And the reason why that is happening is because America is devoid of committed, resilient, strong leadership,” he added.
“Just think about 90 miles from where we are sitting tonight. There’s an island, a state sponsor of terrorism. It currently holds one of our own American sons hostage, and even the Coddler-In-Chief feels it necessary to appease and provide concessions to the regime of the Castros.”
“Let us not forget Castro’s 'BFF,'" the congressman said to laughter, “Hugo Chavez, who builds alliances across the ocean with Iranian despots who have one single goal: To destabilize democracies throughout Latin America. And we also know there are countless amounts of missiles sites being placed in Venezuela with the support of Iran -- missile sites that threaten exactly where we’re sitting here today!”
“And what do we see from our president? Well, he’s probably right now just recovering from his latest round of golf,” Rep. West added.
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