The office of U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, says the freshman congressman is publicly condemning the Palestine Liberation Organization, or PLO, for raising its flag outside its offices in the nation's capital.Make that two representatives who understand that the PLO is still a terrorist organization. Do I hear three?
"The raising of this flag is an attempt to legitimize an organization with a known history of terrorist actions," West said, in a written news release.
"By allowing this flag to be flown, the United States is extending a diplomatic right that we refrain from offering to even our own allies, like Taiwan. This action is a diplomatic slap in the face of our greatest of allies, Israel."
He was joined by another South Florida congressperson and fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, in condemning the flag-raising. They're asking President Obama and the Department of State's Foreign Missions to yank back the permission that was given to the PLO to raise it.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Allen West condemns PLO flag in Washington
Freshman Representative Allen West (R-Fl) has joined House Foreign Affairs Committee chairwomanIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl) in condemning the PLO flag flying in Washington (Hat Tip: The Right Scoop).