My dream president after Obama, this patriot:
Allen West: ‘We Have Not Vanquished the Enemy From the Battlefield’
(CNSNews.com) – “We, at no point in time, have imposed our will against the Taliban. We have not vanquished the enemy from the battlefield,” former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) told Fox News Monday night.
West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was deployed to Afghanistan, spoke to Fox News Monday night, one day after the 13-year war in Afghanistan came to a formal end.
The war may be over, but the fighting hasn’t stopped. Four Afghan soliders were killed while repelling a Taliban attack on an army checkpoint in southern Helmand Province late Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Afghan government forces and the Taliban have been fighting in that area in the six months since NATO troops withdrew.
“There have been no (Taliban) capitulations,” West told Fox News. “And one of the sayings that I heard them say quite often in my two-and-a-half years in Afghanistan was that you may have watches, but we have the time. And when we look at Afghanistan, it is not a war in and of itself. The real war against Islamic totalitarianism, Islamofascism and jihaddism and terrorism continues on.”