Bowe Bergdahl is 23-year-old American soldier that has been captured by the Taliban. Fox News strategic analyst Ralph Peters doesn't have any sympathies for the solider because he suspects Bergdahl may have deserted his unit.
Peters escalated his rhetoric when he suggested that the Taliban should kill Bergdahl. "I want to be clear. If when the facts are in we find out it's 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," said Peters.
(July 19, 2009) RALPH PETERS: "Now look, Julie, 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 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."
Fox News' Julie 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.
Neoconservative Fox News contributor John Bolton on Saturday blasted President Barack Obama as "despicable" for negotiating for the release of a U.S. Army sergeant who had been held captive in Afghanistan for five years.