Former Congressman Allen West indicated Tuesday morning that with the recent prisoner exchange of one alleged deserter for five top Taliban terrorists, the time had come to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama.
West made his assessment during a telephone interview with Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor, hosts of the “Mornings on the Mall” radio program, on Washington, D.C.’s WMAL.
West, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who saw action in Iraq, first addressed the circumstances surrounding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
He couldn’t recall a single instance where enemy combatants captured and held an American POW for any significant length of time; they were typically shot in the back of the head, or ritually beheaded and gutted.
“So why did they keep Bowe Bergdahl for five years?” West asked.
He that stated that the prisoner exchange amounted to an impeachable offense.
“I think this is without a doubt aiding and abetting the enemy,” West said, “and it violates the trust of the Congress and represents ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’” the standard for an impeachable offense.
The interview can be played at Mornings on the Mall 06.03.14. The West interview begins at the 121:00 (m:s) mark.
After the interview, West tweeted:
— Allen West (@AllenWest) June 3, 2014
He reiterated and refined his thoughts at his blog page, where he makes “The case for impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama,” and notes:
Why would the United States acquiesce to the demands of a non-state, non-uniform terrorist organization — the Taliban? The Taliban is our enemy and it is not a nation-state with whom we should enter into negotiations. There are some 141 detainees at GITMO. The five released were senior Taliban officials, basically members of Mullah Omar’s inner circle. If we wanted to release detainees in exchange for Bergdahl, there were many others to choose from. Why these?
The rate of recidivism for GITMO released detainees has gone from 1 in 6 to 1 in 3 — and why would we think a one-year travel ban out of Qatar will be respected, or even make a difference with today’s modern communications technology? Even Obama has now stated they may just return to terrorist activity.
Obama’s breaking of the law in this case presents serious national security concerns — for all Americans. This is aiding and abetting the enemy, which goes along with the collusion of this administration with Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations and supplying weapons and arms to Islamists.
Obama just released the leadership of a terrorist organization, and what did we get in return? A deserter, who by his own self-proclamation harbors anti-American sentiments — which it seems that Susan Rice, our esteemed National Security Advisor, didn’t even realize his heinous actions — or maybe as usual she just lied about it again. Bergdahl served the United States with honor and distinction? Let’s not send Susan Rice out ever again.
To hear Obama state that “no American should be left behind” — has he forgotten about Benghazi and Marine SGT Tahmooressi? How about leaving behind American veterans to die?
Read West’s entire post here.