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Allen West Exit Interview: "Lincoln Only Served One Term"

AJTheThird Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:45 PM
Are you talking about the incident with the terrorist? The reason you're not getting any response might be because of the link you posted...It's pretty well established there are two schools of thought regarding "torture".
In a wide-ranging and sometimes contentious interview with Michel Martin of NPR, GOP Congressman Allen West discussed his time in Congress, his adverse relationship with the media, and his tough re-election defeat. He also dropped a surprising analogy at the end of the interview that may portend a future run for higher office.

Most of the interview is a must-read, but West's exposition of his difficult re-election campaign is of particular interest:

I'm saying when you sit up and call a 22-year veteran - look. My father served in World War II, my brother in Vietnam....