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Lt. Col. Allen B. West
Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2003 | Stanley SrA. USAF 91-95

Posted on 11/06/2003 6:31:20 PM PST by Calpernia

Letters To Leaders

All messages are published with permission of the sender. The general topic of this message is Defense/Military:

Subject: Lt. Col. Allen B. West

To: Sen. Charles Schumer

November 6, 2003

Sir,

With all due respect, this is the very first time I have ever written to a Senator. With regards to this fine officer and the plight he is in. I have attached the article below if you are unaware of his situation. As an American, and as a veteran myself, I am utterly disgusted, shocked, and ashamed that our Army is harassing this man and is even considering a court martial. These same people who are requesting this mans court martial would probably have something quite different to say if it were their loved ones lives who were saved by this mans actions. I can not express to you how utterly disgusted and extremely angry I am at this outrageous and unjust treatment of an officer who saves lives by using such tender tactics as these to gain information from an enemy who does not abide by, or respect any code, or human right. I mean are you kidding me! So he fired a weapon near his head and made a threat, BIG DEAL! LIVES WERE SAVED!!!! Hello? Is this thing on? Are you hearing me!!! Are we such a nation of weaklings that we would have our interrogators offer prisoners candy popcorn and maybe a comfortable seat on the couch while they decide if they want to cooperate or not! Consider the tactics of our enemy, yeah, I won't even go there as they are too gruesome and inhumane to even mention. This absolutely ludicrous and unjust action being considered against this American fighting man who saves lives and who gave so many years of his life in that effort is an abhorrent black mark on the face of what is increasingly becoming and embarrassing country to have sworn my allegiance to. And no, I am not ashamed of our president and his decision to go to war. I am NOT one of those. No, in fact I LOVE our president and I am all for sending a message to radical religious groups who have committed so many blatant acts of war against our country in the name of their religion. No Sir, what makes me ashamed is to read of our nation treating it's heroes, like this Man Col. West, like a criminal when his only action was to save lives. It sickens me. Absolutely sickens me and almost makes me wish I had never served. Almost. Let me just leave you with this last thought so that you understand. I say almost as I never served in our country's armed services for you, or any fed. No government agenda was ever a motivating factor in my serving. As though I was subordinate to the government and obeyed the orders thereof, my service was to the people who had gone before me and stood and fought and died for my right to impart this to you now. It is for their sake, and for their honor that I did serve. And it is for their sake, and for their honor that I am still proud to be an American and I will still stand and fight should my country call me to do so. I do not know how to make this any more plain to you Sir, this is an injustice that needs to be rectified. PLEASE do what you can on this honorable mans behalf. Also, thank you Sir for having taken the time.

Sincerely Stanley SrA. USAF 91-95

'Heroic' officer clings to faith Facing charges after foiling ambush plot, 'devastating' to be regarded as a criminal

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Sign a citizen petition on behalf of Lt. Col. Allen B. West, U.S. Army, who was indicted last week on criminal assault charges for the psychological intimidation tactic he used to acquire vital intelligence from a captured enemy combatant in Iraq -- intelligence that saved the lives of American soldiers facing imminent attack.

"[The enemy detainee] and his accomplices were a threat to our soldiers and the method was not right, but why should I...be forced into prison for protecting my men?," Col. West asks. Patriot Petitions poses the same question: How can we expect our frontline officers to fight wars the Bush administration calls "preemptive" if they are not given the latitude to respond -- preemptively -- to the asymmetric threats of terrorist aggressors? Would the deaths of American soldiers in the ambush Col. West thwarted at Saba al Boor have constituted a more acceptable result for the Army's judge advocate? Please sign the petition to exonerate Col. West from this grossly misguided criminal prosecution. [Another note from me,(Randall)] Col. West fired a firearm into the air to intimadate this prisoner to get information about a planned ambush/attack on his men. It worked.He got the details and saved his men's life. For this action the Politially Correct wants him to rot in prison. I know I may lose some friends for siding with him...so I'll bid you a fond farewell at this time. Thank you, Randall. ]

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1 posted on 11/06/2003 6:31:22 PM PST by Calpernia
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To: Calpernia
What the hell is the matter with our leaders in the pentagon..besides bilking the tax payers
for luxury flights and dinners that is....
Hanging this Col for what..cause he is a Born Agin Christian...a sacrifice to the muslim gods...
What he did wasnt shiite...hell...the Sec State covered up My Lai...and the under Sec was a MAC SOG operative....
Fired his pistol "near" a terrorist....
Bwahahahahahahahahaha....
That JAG OFF' icer shoulda witnessed a "real interogation"......
what a moron or perhaps he is working for the brass ...looking to prove something to their muslim buddies..
If this is how they choose to conduct the war...time to bring back the FTA all the way...
imo of course
2 posted on 11/06/2003 7:04:33 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: joesnuffy
I believe the problem lies in the attitude of those in charge at West Point.
3 posted on 11/06/2003 7:07:17 PM PST by The Westerner
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OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOM
'Heroic' officer
clings to faith
Facing charges after foiling ambush plot, 'devastating' to be regarded as a criminal


Posted: November 5, 2003
5:00 p.m. Eastern


By Art Moore
© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com

A U.S. Army officer facing assault charges for frightening an Iraqi into disclosing details of an impending ambush plot says his faith in God has kept him from falling apart amid the severe pain it has caused him and his family.


Lt. Col. Allen B. West and wife, Angela, in undated family photo (Courtesy Angela West)

"Without God and my Savior Jesus Christ, I would have cracked a long time ago," Lt. Col. Allen B. West, a battalion commander with the 4th Infantry Division, said in an e-mail to WorldNetDaily this morning.

"It is devastating to my family to think that I am being considered a criminal and possibly to be imprisoned," he told WND. "That is an attack on the family unit. What hurts us even more was the ultimatum of resignation without any benefits for 20 years of service. It would be as though we never existed to the Army and my service meant nothing."

As WorldNetDaily reported, under threat of an attack, West took charge of the interrogation of an Iraqi policeman, determined to flush out information as he warned subordinates "it could get ugly." Threatening to kill the Iraqi if he didn't talk, West fired a pistol near the policeman's head, prompting a flow of information that led to arrests and the probable foiling of a deadly attack.

Army prosecutors believe West's actions on Aug. 21 in the town of Saba al Boor, near Tikrit, violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He faces a wide range of possible outcomes from no disciplinary action to a sentence of up to eight years in prison.

The prosecutors gave West a choice – face charges or resign early, losing retirement benefits. The 19-year veteran was scheduled to reach his 20-year retirement last Saturday.

West chose to face the charges, but already he has been relieved of his position, effectively ending a decorated military career that included a bronze star and another medal for valor in combat.

In an interview with WorldNetDaily yesterday, West's attorney, retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Neal Puckett, said he's received about 100 e-mails in support of his client, some from veterans who served in Korea and Vietnam.

"Nearly everyone says this guy is an American hero who should be commended rather than court martialed," Puckett said.


Lt. Col. Allen B. West, left, is greeted during a change-of-command ceremony in June. (Courtesy Washington Times)

Many WorldNetDaily readers have expressed similar sentiments today.

One wrote, "Here we are fighting a vicious war with an enemy who could care less how many Americans die. The more the better. An enemy hell bent on killing Americans and sending them home in coffins with the hope that the people of the United States will cry out for their dead and for our government to put a hasty end to the raging battle in Iraqi. The enemy is playing us like a fiddle, our men and women die, and along comes Lt. Col. West fighting fire with fire and now they are going to court martial him and take away his pension?"

A U.S. Air Force captain asked: "Since when do the 'feelings' of combatants who are planning/have knowledge of plans to kill American troops matter more than the lives of those troops?"

Writing from Antarctica, a reader said, "I can't believe they are even thinking about pressing charges against Col. West. To me and many Americans he is considered a hero."

In his e-mail to WND, however, West downplayed that notion.

"I am but now a relieved battalion commander and not a hero," he said. "My soldiers are the true heroes! We must do this, preserve American life. I made a decision and it has consequences and accept that. However, I can look at myself in the mirror and know that my men are well. My regret and sorrow is that I failed because I was supposed to be on that flight to bring them home."

'Valley of humiliation'

West told WND that during his ordeal "God has revealed to me much Scripture," including Bible passages from Joshua chapter one, the book of Job, the Psalms of David and particularly Jeremiah 29:11-13.

"God has taken me down into a valley of humiliation to strengthen and build my faith and has a great work for me," he said. "My goal now is to retire and teach high school and continue to make a difference in the development of our young people. Whenever I do return home it will be a testament to God and I will give Him all praise, honor, and glory. I may be cast down but not conquered. John 16:33 sums it all up!"

Puckett said West's two daughters, who are with his wife, Angela, in Fort Hood, Texas, are sharing some of the humiliation.

Since parents at the girls' school caught wind of the news "Mr. West is in trouble," the daughters are enduring taunts from classmates.

One of the daughters has started giving out a false last name to avoid kids making fun of her.

"The girls have been taught their daddy is a hero," Puckett said. "But now kids are coming up to them and saying, 'Your daddy is no hero.'"

Intervention?

Puckett plans to depart for Iraq Friday where he will participate in an Article 32 investigation – a procedure allowing him to present evidence supporting his argument charges should be dropped. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 10, but Puckett has requested it be moved to Nov. 12 because he was appointed to the case late in the process.

Each individual command runs its own military justice system, he explained. After hearing the evidence and determining whether there is probable cause, the presiding colonel will make a recommendation to division commander Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno, who has the authority to implement the recommendation or do something completely different.

The options range from doing nothing to a general court martial, which is a felony prosecution.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has the power to intervene on West's behalf, "but he wouldn't normally do that," said Puckett.

More appropriate, he says, would be action by Acting Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee.

"This all could be short-circuited by the secretary of the Army saying, 'Somebody get me [West's] retirement request and I will process it through right now,'" Puckett said.

Spokesmen at the Pentagon and the Army's 4th Infantry at Fort Hood said they could not comment on a pending case.

The Army is concerned about what it should do to dissuade others from transgressing, Puckett acknowledged.

But he insists it's not entirely clear West did anything wrong.

"We could have a spirited debate about whether he transgressed at all," Puckett said. "Is firing a pistol near [the Iraqi's] head, but not at him, aggravated assault? I don't know. He didn't kill anyone. He didn't torture anyone."

Puckett acknowledged West "certainly used a psychological ploy."

"The fact is," the attorney said, "two trained interrogators, both female, worked with [the Iraqi policeman] for hours and hours, and he wouldn't talk, so they called their commander."

West strode into the room, according to Puckett, and said to the Iraqi, "If you don't give us this information, I'm going to kill you."

The policeman, "as a demonstration of his seriousness," responded to West with a smile and said, "I love you."

West then took the Iraqi outside and, with the help of colleagues, forced his head down. With one hand on the man's head – to provide protection – and the other holding the pistol, West fired into a weapons-clearing barrel filled with sand.

"There was an immediate outpouring of information," Puckett said. The man told my client everything he wanted to know."

That same evening, West made a full report to his superior and did not hear anything for many weeks.

Aggressive interrogation

Puckett believes U.S. forces in an intense battle in the Sunni Triangle near Tikrit with Saddam Hussein loyalists need special consideration to help ensure their success.

"Maybe we should propose interrogating a little more aggressively, as long as we don't hurt anybody," he said.

In July, he noted, another officer in the 4th Infantry reportedly used unorthodox methods to persuade an Iraqi general to turn himself in. According to the Washington Post, Col. David Hogg ordered the Iraqi officer's family be rounded up and held hostage. Hogg then sent word to the general that if he wanted to see his family again, he needed to comply.

The tactic worked, and the Iraqi general appeared in front of the U.S. base and surrendered. Puckett said there is a report that Hogg has been promoted.

"Here we have a guy using what might be considered by touchy feely types to be a questionable tactic," Puckett said. "But, in the same way, my client never intended to carry out the threat."

In such situations, time is of the essence, he argues.

"The sooner he gets the information, the better the chance to foil the ambush," he said of West. "Nobody can prove what would have happened had he not done that."

Puckett said if citizens want to get involved, they can contact their Congress members in the House of Representatives and the Senate or the Army.

West can be contacted by e-mail and his wife has her own e-mail address.

Angela West has set up a legal fund for her husband with the following address: Allen West Defense Fund c/o Angela West, 6823 Coleman Drive, Ft. Hood, TX 76544.

Puckett said he welcomes communication with any experts in military law who might have ideas or information to pass on.

4 posted on 11/06/2003 7:10:31 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia

Lt. Col. Allen B. West and wife, Angela, in undated family photo (Courtesy Angela West)

Lt. Col. Allen B. West, left, is greeted during a change-of-command ceremony in June. (Courtesy Washington Times)

5 posted on 11/06/2003 7:12:56 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
Why in the HELL are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson not vociferating on this fine soldier's behalf? For once in their miserable lives, they could actually do something POSITIVE!
6 posted on 11/06/2003 7:18:01 PM PST by Levante
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To: Levante
So can we.
7 posted on 11/06/2003 7:19:46 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: lonestar; FreeTheHostages; jwfiv; Billie; Pippin; Libertina; JohnHuang2; Aquamarine; ST.LOUIE1; ...
He was a hero to us, let's be a hero to him. PING.
8 posted on 11/06/2003 7:21:23 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Cowgirl, may I borrow your ping list?

He was a hero to us, let's be a hero to him!
9 posted on 11/06/2003 7:23:37 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: AnnaZ
ping
10 posted on 11/06/2003 7:25:09 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
Signed petition and will send $25.00 to legal defense fund.

This officer deserves better.

11 posted on 11/06/2003 7:25:45 PM PST by Snake65 (Osama Bin Decomposing)
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To: davidosborne; SAMWolf
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12 posted on 11/06/2003 7:26:55 PM PST by Coleus (Only half the patients who go into an abortion clinic come out alive.)
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To: Snake65
Thanks Snake. This whole story is disgusting. I hope we can get it enough traffic to get public outrage behind it.
13 posted on 11/06/2003 7:27:05 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Ping
14 posted on 11/06/2003 7:27:25 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
ping
15 posted on 11/06/2003 7:28:47 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
I am absolutely outraged by this story, moreso than I've been about one in a long time. Col. West is a hero who undoubtedly saved many lives by his actions (actions that hurt no one, incidentally), and the PC pricks in the Pentagon are hellbent on destroying his life. I just saw (ALCU member and former relatively sane person) Bob Barr a few minutes ago on Scarborough Country defending the Pentagon tooth and nail, and it made me ill.
16 posted on 11/06/2003 7:34:44 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Calpernia; ALOHA RONNIE
Bring your pinglists for this one. Lets flood Rummys email!

"Army prosecutors believe West's actions on Aug. 21 in the town of Saba al Boor, near Tikrit, violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice"

Who are these "Army Prosecutors"?

Puckett said if citizens want to get involved, they can contact their Congress members in the House of Representatives and the Senate or the Army.

West can be contacted by e-mail and his wife has her own e-mail address.

Angela West has set up a legal fund for her husband with the following address: Allen West Defense Fund c/o Angela West, 6823 Coleman Drive, Ft. Hood, TX 76544.

Puckett said he welcomes communication with any experts in military law who might have ideas or information to pass on.

17 posted on 11/06/2003 7:34:48 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
THANK YOU RBA!!!!
18 posted on 11/06/2003 7:37:20 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
I'm sure I can get about twenty more signatures to that petition through friends and family. My outrage-o-meter is at 9.5 on this one (the Reagan bashing movie only moved the needle to about 7.75, and I'm a Ronaldus Maximus partisan of the first stripe).
19 posted on 11/06/2003 7:39:42 PM PST by Snake65 (Osama Bin Decomposing)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Thanks for the info. I'll be emailing them all, but snail-mail and phone calls are probably more effective.
20 posted on 11/06/2003 7:40:30 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Coleus
Thanks for the ping Coleus. This situation really sucks.
21 posted on 11/06/2003 7:40:52 PM PST by SAMWolf (A foot is a device for finding furniture in the dark.)
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To: Calpernia; ALOHA RONNIE

Contacting Army Public Affairs

  • Please submit your comment or question in writing to: Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, 1500 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC, 20310-1500 for all questions, comments, and suggestions having to do with The United States Army.

22 posted on 11/06/2003 7:43:25 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Calpernia
I did it.
23 posted on 11/06/2003 7:59:44 PM PST by lonestar (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
>>>>Acting Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee.

"This all could be short-circuited by the secretary of the Army saying, 'Somebody get me [West's] retirement request and I will process it through right now,'" Puckett said.

http://www.army.mil/leaders/USA/default.htm

24 posted on 11/06/2003 8:00:10 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: lonestar
Thanks lonestar! How are you this evening?
25 posted on 11/06/2003 8:00:31 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; tutstar; sean327; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; ...
The policeman, "as a demonstration of his seriousness," responded to West with a smile and said, "I love you."
West then took the Iraqi outside and, with the help of colleagues, forced his head down. With one hand on the man's head – to provide protection – and the other holding the pistol, West fired into a weapons-clearing barrel filled with sand.

I would not have been so polite, I would have taken a piece of his ear with the round. This is incredible, is this the type of politically correct military we have these days? This guy should be given a medal

26 posted on 11/06/2003 8:01:55 PM PST by The Mayor (Through prayer, finite man draws upon the power of the infinite God.)
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To: The Mayor
Evening Rus! Have a cup on me!

Thank you for giving traffic to this! I'm hoping to achieve NATIONAL OUTRAGE.

27 posted on 11/06/2003 8:08:39 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LindaSOG; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; Bethbg79; ...
"Bring your pinglists for this one. Lets flood Rummys email!" PING!

SEE POST 17 by RedBloodedAmerican

Lt. Col. Allen B. West : Thank You for saving our soldiers lives.
You are a Hero Sir!
SALUTE

28 posted on 11/06/2003 8:10:29 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS, PAST and PRESENT)
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To: Calpernia
I don't know if Brownlees email is this easy to figure out, but might try les.brownlee@us.army.mil

And Peter Schoomaker is Chief of Staff. It might be peter.schoomaker@us.army.mil, but not certain.

29 posted on 11/06/2003 8:13:31 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: The Mayor
"This is incredible, is this the type of politically correct military we have these days?"

sad but true.
Many higher ups appointed by klintoon
BUT approved by the then Majority Republican Senate.
It's not the politicians who keep America Free, it's the military!
30 posted on 11/06/2003 8:14:42 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS, PAST and PRESENT)
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To: Rummyfan
Whats Rummys email?
31 posted on 11/06/2003 8:15:57 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Calpernia
Thank you for the java....

No problem, we need to get this out there.
32 posted on 11/06/2003 8:17:11 PM PST by The Mayor (Through prayer, finite man draws upon the power of the infinite God.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
An appreciative bump!!!
33 posted on 11/06/2003 8:18:50 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thank you for your ping list!
34 posted on 11/06/2003 8:19:26 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Alamo-Girl
Thanks for the bump!
35 posted on 11/06/2003 8:19:47 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
PRESIDENT BUSH----IF YOU CONVICT THIS PATRIOT OF THIS RIDICULOUS CHARGE, YOU WILL LOSE MY VOTE IN 2004. PERIOD.
TELL THAT DIRTBAG J.A.G. TO DROP ALL THE GODDAMN CHARGES NOW!

36 posted on 11/06/2003 8:21:49 PM PST by montag813 (Fire Tenet...Jail Joseph Wilson...Rally 'Round Our President, Dammit!!!)
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To: Calpernia
The prosecutors gave West a choice – face charges or resign early, losing retirement benefits. The 19-year veteran was scheduled to reach his 20-year retirement last Saturday.

WE WANT ANSWERS NOW! WHO IS THE SCUMBAG WHO THREATENED COL. WEST WITH THIS DISGUSTING "CHOICE"? RUMSFELD BETTER DAMN WELL DRUM THE BASTARD OUT OF THE SERVICE ASAP. AMERICANS ARE PISSED ABOUT THIS, PRESIDENT BUSH. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS???

37 posted on 11/06/2003 8:24:57 PM PST by montag813 (Fire Tenet...Jail Joseph Wilson...Rally 'Round Our President, Dammit!!!)
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To: montag813
Thanks for the bump.
38 posted on 11/06/2003 8:26:20 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia; MJY1288; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; ...
Gladly. Just came back from Jeff Head's thread.

Show someone you care... LtCol Puckett is his attorney.


1. LtCol West -
allen.west@us.army.mil

2. Mrs. West
-angelawest877@msn.com

3. LtCol Puckett (ret) attorney -
puckwood@cox.net

184 posted on 11/06/2003 8:21 PM EST by gogeo (A man can be judged by the quality of his supporters...and of his enemies.)


Perhaps you would like to contribute to his defense fund...

Allen West Defense Fund
c/o Angela West
6823 Coleman Dr.
Ft. Hood, TX 76544

186 posted on 11/06/2003 8:22 PM EST by gogeo (A man can be judged by the quality of his supporters...and of his enemies.)


E-mail Army: http://www.army.mil/contact.htm

39 posted on 11/06/2003 8:31:56 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong" ~RReagan)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican; All
If you would like to write to Secretary Rumsfeld, his address is:

Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

If you would like to send him e-mail,
you are welcome to use this system by pressing the "Ask a Question" tab.


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40 posted on 11/06/2003 8:33:23 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (THANK YOU TROOPS, PAST and PRESENT)
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To: Calpernia
The prosecutors gave West a choice – face charges or resign early, losing retirement benefits. The 19-year veteran was scheduled to reach his 20-year retirement last Saturday.

An absolute outrage!!

41 posted on 11/06/2003 8:33:29 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: Calpernia
At risk of being the wet blanket here and the target of a large-scale incendiary strike, NO ONE on this list knows exactly what happened. Everyone wants to jump on this based on the media's account? The oh, so accurate media? Or the accused himself? Frankly, I have seen some info that make me lean toward the guilty side at least on some lesser charges. I have enough confidence in the military justice system, which is eminently more fair than the civil system, to let this investigation play out. There may be more than a little rough play here. As people who purport to be the highest example of civilized society, we should be leery of attempts to meet the enemy at their low to non-existent level of ethical behavior. I am not advocating we fight under the Marquis of Queensbury rules, but if we start advocating certain behaviors or excusing them, then it isn't long before we truly become "occupiers."

I am a little disturbed that everyone here seems to want to short-circuit the established procedures of due process we all reverently cherish as constitutionalists.

Furthermore, does it not bother anyone else that his wife played the race card immediately? Go back and read some of the initial articles. The Army is an institution that prides itself on being as close to color blind a place in America.
42 posted on 11/06/2003 8:34:13 PM PST by A Simple Soldier
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Calpernia
bump to the top
43 posted on 11/06/2003 8:34:43 PM PST by Soaring Feather (~The Dragon Flies' Lair~)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
>>>Many higher ups appointed by klintoon

But what is very confusing is Acting Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee was appointed by Bush. I'm researching this info now.
44 posted on 11/06/2003 8:36:05 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia
I'm sitting at the computer thinking about what all I should be doing.

I just helped my mother get ready for bed and she introduced me to myself in the mirror again. It's so funny!

45 posted on 11/06/2003 8:36:26 PM PST by lonestar (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thanks for the links Ragtime.
46 posted on 11/06/2003 8:41:51 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: lonestar
You can sign Weinie's guestbook :))

>>>she introduced me to myself in the mirror again. It's so funny!

Thank is rather sweet.

So, tell me, what did you say to yourself?
47 posted on 11/06/2003 8:43:13 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thank you Cowgirl!
48 posted on 11/06/2003 8:43:58 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: A Simple Soldier
Thank you "Judge Simple"

May I ask why you assume nothing more is known?

And if you are supportive of letting it play out, you may do that. You don't have to join the email, letter writing, petition signing party.

Goodnight to you.
49 posted on 11/06/2003 8:47:26 PM PST by Calpernia (Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does.)
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To: Calpernia; FBD; cherry_bomb88; Mudboy Slim; Landru; jla; putupon; Flurry; AdSimp; Reagan79; ...
Sorry if you have been multiple-pinged. But this is important to me. LT COL West is a hero and needs to be treated thusly. Please help keep this and the thread started by Jeff Head bumped!
50 posted on 11/06/2003 8:52:36 PM PST by sultan88 ("the man from the magazine said I was on my way, somewhere I lost connection...")
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