I share the his view, though I am not so knowledgeable and so not as confident in that view.
But the real story here is that Lieutenant Colonel West, now a Congressional Representative of Florida, was willing to state such a political incorrect view so straightforwardly in public.
That sort of political courage will be very necessary in the next decade... not only to face down our false allies in the OIC, but also to address the entitlement reform that our politicians have avoided for generations.
Check out West's stances on other issues.
Sorry, Florida, but we might have to steal this guy for a presidential run in 2012.