Yesterday on Fox News TV Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said, “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 is sounds, as far as I’m concerned, the Taliban can us a lot of legal hassles and legal bills.”
I gave him a chance to apologize to the listeners of this program. Our military is broken by corrupt contractors, repeated tours of duty and illegal, underfunded, and immoral wars, but a Fox News military analyst, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, refuses to apologize for asking the Taliban to execute the 23 year old GI they are holding prisoner.
Shouldn’t we take this opportunity to have a national conversation on our broken military?