Fox's Allen West: "Fishy" Focus On Boko Haram Is Meant To Distract From Benghazi

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Fox News contributor Allen West accused the Obama administration of disingenuously caring about the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls so they could distract the public from "all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee."  

In a post on his website headlined, "Focus on Boko Haram right now seems fishy to me," West wrote: "Are we witnessing an Obama 'Wag the Dog' moment with Boko Haram in Nigeria? I say yes. Consider all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee." (To "wag the dog" means to "purposely divert attention from what would otherwise be of greater importance, to something else of lesser significance.")

West, who also noted controversy over the handling of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Ukraine, concluded: "So what better time than right now, to create the straw man of Boko Haram, another distraction for which no real action will take place. Anyone remember Joseph Kony? ... Gotta give it to the Democrats, they know how to make life imitate art. Sadly, as a nation we're falling for another episode of liberal progressive 'Wag the Dog.'"

West recently linked racist remarks from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to Benghazi. West strongly criticized Sterling, but lamented that "the outrage of the public seems to be totally focused on Mr. Sterling" when "you've got this thing with Benghazi and we have an even bigger lie, an even bigger deceit, which is even more impactful on the country that no one is really caring about." 

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