Former Representative Allen West said this week that Americans are falling for an attempt by the Administration of President Barack Obama to “wag the dog” by pivoting media focus on the kidnapping of 200 girls in Nigeria as the President’s failures are coming under Congressional scrutiny.
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“Remember the movie with Robert Deniro and Dustin Hoffman called ‘Wag the Dog?’ Funny thing, that film was released just before the Clinton-Lewinsky kabuki dance and the infamous pharmaceutical factory bombing in Sudan by President Clinton,” West wrote in his blog.
The former lawmaker pointed out that Boko Haram has a long terrorist rap sheet — despite what former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might believe — that includes “burning alive some 50 boys and attacking Christians over these past three to four years on Christmas and Easter.” West has previously written about Boko Haram’s terroristic actions.
“Isn’t it interesting that all of a sudden when celebrities get engaged, it becomes a national emergency? Who else needs to issue a hash tag alert? But why now? As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton refused to declare Boko Haram a terrorist organization,” West wrote.
The answer, according to the former Congressman, is that Obama is desperately trying to deflect attention from the findings that will come out of the House’s new investigation of the terror attacks in Benghazi, major problems at the Veterans Administration that have recently gotten media attention and the White House’s inability to take control of the situation in Ukraine.
“You know it’s fascinating. Obama had lots to say about the Los Angeles Clippers owner, but nothing about vets on a death list,” West wrote. “And it seems this isn’t an isolated incident. I don’t expect Obama to address the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars anytime soon.
“So 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?”