Way to Support the Troops


Faux News favorite Ralph Peters, showing just how much the right loves the troops:

Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who has been captured by the Taliban and appears in a video released this weekend by his captors, “went missing from his base in eastern Afghanistan on June 30.” The circumstances of his capture are still unknown. ABC News reports, “Defense officials said it appeared he somehow left his base in Paktika Province at night, likely accompanied by several Afghan soldiers.” On July 6, the Taliban claimed that “a drunken American soldier had come out of his garrison” and was captured by them.

On Fox News yesterday, guest Ralph Peters, a retired Army Lt. Col., urged against leaping to conclusions. “I was to stress first of all that we must wait until all of the facts are in until we make a final judgment,” Peters said, but quickly added, “He is an apparent deserter,” “he is collaborating with the enemy,” and “we know that this private is a liar.” Peters then suggested that if Bergdahl is a deserter, the Taliban should kill him:

I want to be clear. If, when the facts are in, we find out that through some convoluted chain of events, he really was captured by the Taliban, I’m with him. But, if he walked away from his post and his buddies in wartime, I don’t care how hard it sounds, as far as I’m concerned, the Taliban can save us a lot of legal hassles and legal bills.

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Michelle Malkin applauds Peters’ “tough words.”

I know these fucktards had lost all sense of decency a long time ago, but this is obscene even for them.

Comments

  1. says

    Welcome to war. All the more reason not to get into one. You ever read on the actual origin of the term decimate? The only thing that's changed is the weapons and the number of people watching.

  2. says

    Welcome to war? Are the Fox newscasters at war? Looks pretty calm in that studio. They can keep these opinions to themselves, as far as I'm concerned. That soldier has family and friends who are worried about him. Some asswipe on Faux News ranting about him like he's a traitor, when there seems to be no clear proof, is insensitive in a way that ought to boggle the mind.If it turns out that the soldier left his post, the Army will deal with that on his return. Assuming that he's returned, of course.