GOP Candidate for the Florida 22nd Congressional District ex-Army LTC Allen West who resigned his commission from the Army while facing a Court Martial on charges he had threatened to kill a prisoner in his custody, who had already been beaten by his men, claims he has a higher security clearance than President Obama could obtain?
First, hold everything hero. You had a “secret” clearance while serving in the Army. The security clearance every commissioned officer in the Army has to be able to have – and maintain – in order to serve. It’s not like you had super-duper-secret, James Bond license-to-kill authority there John Wayne.
Second, no one Sparky has a higher security clearance – in spite of Hollywood movie claims to the contrary – than the Commander-in-Chief.
Second, when Mr. West resigned his commission, the reason for his clearance no longer existed, and co0nsidering the circumstances under which he resigned, probably he was no longer in possession of his clearance when he “voluntarily retired”.
Third, again considering the circumstances under which you “left” the Army, you probably couldn’t get a clearance now to change the toilet paper in the men’s room.