From Talking Points Memo:

Rep. Allen West (R-FL), is getting a high-level speaking post for a freshman — the closing keynote speaker at CPAC.

This is a huge gig. Back in 2009, the closing speaker was none other than Rush Limbaugh, and in 2010 the honor went to Glenn Beck.

West, an Iraq War veteran whose military career ended after the alleged torture of an Iraqi policeman, has since gone on to emerge as a star of the conservative movement. (No evidence was found to corroborate the information obtained from the policeman, of an alleged planned attack against West’s troops.)

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