Many liberal tolls have taken liberties to accuse Allen West of being forced out of the Army with a dishonorable discharge. I believe that Lt. Col. West has addressed those lies many times, but a good le is always worth retelling.
"Today my opponent, behind in the polls and desperate, launched a false tv ad attempting to smear my military record. I stand by the actions I took to protect the lives of my men in Iraq in 2003. I did not face a court martial. I paid a small fine for breaking rules in an effort to save the lives of my soldiers. I have an honorable discharge certificate as a Lieutenant Colonel and I voluntarily submitted my retirement paperwork upon redeploying from Iraq..."