Rep. Allen West on Friday said President Barack Obama needs to stop touting the death of Osama bin Laden, saying it was Navy SEALs — not the president — who killed him.
“Please stop with the Osama Bin Laden line, US Navy SEALS double-tapped that rascal,” the Florida Republican wrote in a post on his Facebook page.
Obama frequently references Bin Laden’s death during speeches, including in the opening moments of his State of the Union address and when he shot back with “Ask Osama bin Laden” when asked during a news conference about his perceived timid foreign policy.
In the same post, West also slammed Obama after he said in an interview with The Atlantic he doesn’t “bluff” when it comes to preventing a nuclear Iran.
“I agree with President Obama that he does not bluff, he prefers apologizing,” West said.
Earlier this week, West blasted Obama’s recent apology over the reported Koran burnings on a U.S. base in Afghanistan.
“Simply stated, talk is cheap when dealing with despots, dictators, autocrats, and theocrats,” West wrote Friday. “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu understands his neighborhood and we should defer to a former Israeli Commando on matters such as this instead of a community organizer.”
He continued, “I appreciate President Obama’s desire to seem tough but so far it has only resulted in the expansion of radical Islamist dominance in the Middle East.”