The Shark Tank
Congressman Allen West has issued a stern response to President Obama’s recent transfer of a Somali enemy combatant to New York City in order to have his case heard in a civilian court. Recall that Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder tried this game several months back with 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheik Mohammed when they attempted to hold his trial in NYC and not in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay. The Obama Administration eventually caved to pressure by the American people as well as from Democrats and Republicans to not have Mohammed’s case heard on U.S. soil.
Here is West’s statement:
Coach is Right
In April of 2009, Barack Obama named Kenneth Melson acting director of
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Today, this attorney and longtime
bureaucrat possesses information which could bring down A.G. Eric Holder and
perhaps Barack Obama himself.
As head of the ATF it was Melson who oversaw the Fast and Furious
project, begun only a few months after his appointment and now responsible for
the sale of more than 2000 weapons to straw purchasers for Mexican drug
He helped facilitate the “walking” of these guns across the Mexican
border, instructing agents to not interfere with the process. He even watched
closed circuit broadcasts of US border state gun dealers illegally transferring
dozens of weapons to criminal buyers at the instruction of his