We’ve been watching Lt. Col. Ralph Peters for years and never same him as livid as he was with Megyn Kelly Tuesday night. The smugness of a State Department spokestwit really send him over the edge.
In response to a Fox News producer’s question about Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers having the best information, Harf responded, “I don’t think that that’s the case.”
On tonight’s Kelly File, Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters called the exchange “Benghazi 2.0.”
He blasted Harf as a “liar” and said she’s “a political flunky in the State Department insisting that she knows better what happened on the ground than the soldiers in the frontline or the people in a fire fight. The arrogance is boundless.”
Peters said this is evidence of a cultural divide between the Obama administration and those who serve in the military. “When you really listen to Susan Rice and Obama, I mean they think that desertion is kind of like skipping class.”
He said being a deserter is the “second gravest sin” in the military, right behind turning your weapon on your fellow soldiers.
Furious, Peters told Megyn, “I am sick of hearing people, even on Fox, instant experts who never served in their military, saying well we always went after our deserters.”
Throughout U.S. history, Peters said deserters were rescued, but they were shot or hanged upon returning.
He said, “I really believe that team Obama thought that bringing Bowe Bergdahl home at any price was going to result in a repetition of the celebrations when it was announced that we got Usama bin Laden. That there would be frat boys from GW University in Washington jumping up and down in front of the White House. They totally misread the American public and deeply misread our military.”
Peters also has an excellent piece at National Review today:
President Obama did this to himself (and to Bergdahl). This beautifully educated man, who never tires of letting us know how much smarter he is than the rest of us, never stopped to consider that our troops and their families might have been offended by their commander-in-chief staging a love-fest at the White House to celebrate trading five top terrorists for one deserter and featuring not the families of those soldiers (at least six of them) who died in the efforts to find and free Bergdahl, but, instead, giving a starring role on the international stage to Pa Taliban, parent of a deserter and a creature of dubious sympathies (that beard on pops ain’t a tribute to ZZ Top). How do you say “outrageous insult to our vets” in Pashto?
Nor, during the recent VA scandal, had the president troubled himself to host the families of survivors of those vets who died awaiting care. No, the warmest attention our president has ever paid to a “military family” was to Mr. and Mrs. Bergdahl.
(I will refrain from criticism of the bumptious attempts to cool the flames of this political conflagration by Secretary Hagel: I never pick on the weak.)
Ouch. Meanwhile, a parade of soldiers who served with the deserter Bergdahl continue coming forward: