Fox News Pundit suggests Taliban should kill captured US Soldier (Video)

July 20, 2009

(ChattahBox) — As the U.S. government works feverishly to find and bring home Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan, a Fox News analyst thinks we might be wasting our time. The controversy revolves around U.S. defense sources who have previously said the soldier “just walked off” the post with three Afghans after he finished working. Later a Taliban commander Mawlawi Sagin claimed the men were arrested in Yusuf Khil district while they were apparently drunk.
Strategic analyst” Lt. Col. Ralph Peters was interviewed last night on Fox News by Julie Banderas. Peters was asked about the captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl by the Taliban in Afghanistan: “How do we get him back safely?” Peters alleged that Berghdahl deserted his unit and, even worse, had collaborated with the enemy during a video recently released by the Taliban in which an obviously fearful Bergdahl called for Americans to bring the soldiers home. Peters’ reaction: “If (Bergdahl) walked away from his post and his buddies at 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.”  Banderas was visibly shocked at the words coming out of Peters’ mouth, but did not challenge any of his statements before awkwardly ending the segment.  What do you think, is Peters just telling it like it is, or should he just shut up?


5 Responses to “Fox News Pundit suggests Taliban should kill captured US Soldier (Video)”

  1. Old Man Dotes on July 20th, 2009 11:31 am

    Whether Bergdahl deserted, or was kidnapped is irrelevant. As a retired US Army non-commissioned officer, I will state for the record that we don’t leave our people in the hands of the enemy. For Peters to suggest otherwise tells me he’s unqualified to lead American troops, and should be stripped of his commission and discharged for unsuitability. That wil save a lot of American lives, and probably save money and legal hassle in the event he is ever sent to lead troops in a combat zone, because charges of dereliction of duty and gross incompetence are sure to follow.

    It’s up to the military commanders to determine if an investigation into Bergdahl’s alleged desertion is warranted. It is NOT up to some desk-jockey lily-livered jackass wannabe TV star to declare him a deserter, without benefit of either an investigation nor a trial.

    Peters should be removed from the US military with all due haste.

  2. Chris R on July 20th, 2009 1:07 pm

    Does this really surprise anyone?

    We are so blinded by this false sense of nationalism that we have lost our sense of humanity.

    I will pray for his family and that he is not tortured.

  3. Ronk on July 20th, 2009 1:11 pm

    Where do they find these commentators? Why should we even listen to them?

    Our news has become so infested with these so-called analysts that it is not even news anymore. It has become nothing more than opinion and speculation and worse… propaganda.

  4. KT D on July 20th, 2009 7:07 pm

    There’s so many conspiracies about Bowe flying around mainstream media right now and it’s disgusting! How can they claim Bowe is a deserter? It isn’t fair to taint his reputation before the truth comes out. Currently, he is an American hero and no one should take that away from him or his family.

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