Wonder if Peters has a yellow ribbon magnet on his SUV.
Amazing. This jerk (Ralph Peters) starts with “we should wait for all the facts,” and then proceeds to call Bowe Bergdahl deserter and a liar, and says that as far as he’s concerned, “the Taliban can save us a lot of legal hassles and legal bills,” leaving hanging in the air the implication that if the Taliban kills Bergdahl, it would be just fine with him.
Here’s Cenk on The Young Turks showing Mr Peters saying that the prisoners at Gitmo should be killed:
Mr Peters, I think you’re an un-American death-fetishist asshole. But we’ll wait for all the facts…
UPDATE: Our Mr Peters (sorry, I won’t call him by his military rank after he called for the death of Pfc Bergdhl) is more of a loose cannon than we knew. The Wonk Room has a lovely piece regarding Peters’ ideas for dealing with the Somali pirates:
Attack their harbors with land, sea and air power. Kill pirates, sink their vessels (including those dual-use fishing boats) and wreck their support infrastructure. The clans behind the pirates must feel sufficient pain to rein in their young thugs. The price for piracy should be stunning.
And we don’t need to stay to rebuild Somalia. End the fix-it fetish now. We need to leave while their boats are still burning down to the waterline.
Also, Matthew Yglesias posted a video of Mr Peters’ “unhinged rant” about the DHS memo regarding rightwing extremism:
Rock on, dude.
I think we now have enough evidence to say quite conclusively that Peters is in fact an un-American death-fetishist asshole.