Let me first say that the idea Allen West violated any law by taking an American flag underwater , with veterans, is totally insane. It's the sort of nontroversy that a Republican dreams of -- you're damn right he'll defend the flag!
Let me next say that the photos and videos producing by a congressman taking a flag underwater, wearing full scuba gear, are totally amazing.
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