Allen West Calls Obama Speech On Syria 'Utterly Disgusting,' Cites Benghazi Attack

09/11/2013 12:04 pm ET | Updated Sep 11, 2013

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) slammed President Barack Obama Tuesday after his speech on the situation in Syria.

"I find his words utterly disgusting because tomorrow we will remember four Americans who were abandoned by President Obama to die in Libya," West wrote in a Facebook post, referencing the four Americans who died on Sept. 11, 2012 in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

West criticized Obama for seeking Congressional approval for a military strike in Syria as punishment to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime for the use of chemical weapons.

"Obama has shown incompetence and weakness and has not presented a credible threat to Assad and Putin," West wrote. "If he wanted to respond he could have, God knows he did not seek congressional approval for Libya."

See West's full Facebook post below:

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