Win, lose or draw, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she won't be rejoining the Obama administration after the 2012 elections. Speculation for her replacement as the nation's top diplomat has focused on Senator John Kerry, but following President Obama's speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Congressman Allen West has thrown his hat into the ring.
In a statement on his Facebook page, West outlined how he would have dealt with roiling waves of anger washing over the Muslim world…
My statement to the United Nations would have been, "The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence."
The last few weeks have been a reminder that the American right of free expression can be abused for nefarious ends, but West's remarks offer an opportunity for the United States to show the world why we value unrestricted speech so highly: If we can Samuel L. Jackson to do a dramatic reading of West's statement, I'm sure liberty will be redeemed in the eyes of the world.
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