In a blog post published Monday on his website, former Congressman Allen West questioned the timing of the Obama administration’s focus on the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, saying it’s “fishy” to him.
West pointed out that the incident did not just happen, and reminded us that Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, “refused to declare Boko Haram a terrorist organization.”
“Isn’t it interesting that all of a sudden when celebrities get engaged, it becomes a national emergency?” he offered.
West asked why now, suggesting the White House is trying to divert attention away from the select committee formed to investigate what really happened in Benghazi.
“Are we witnessing an Obama ‘Wag the Dog’ moment with Boko Haram in Nigeria?” he wrote. “I say yes. Consider all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee, which Rep. Nancy Pelosi referred to as a ‘political stunt.’”
“What better time than right now, to create the straw man of Boko Haram, another distraction for which no real action will take place,” West continued. “Anyone remember Joseph Kony?”
Kony is the head of the Ugandan guerrilla group Lord’s Resistance Army, and was charged with crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
“Gotta give it to the Democrats, they know how to make life imitate art,” West said in summary. “Sadly, as a nation we’re falling for another episode of liberal progressive ‘Wag the Dog.’”
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