Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Col. David Hunt appeared on Fox News, Thursday night to discuss the Bowe Bergdahl desertion charge, with Eric Bolling filling in for Sean Hannity. Peters passionately decried the left’s argument that Bergdahl suffered enough at the hands of the Taliban while he was in captivity.
“His desertion led to far more American deaths and wounding than you’ve heard so far,” Peters began.
He went on to say that he and his military buddies are furious about “this instant campaign on the part of talking heads, the media and …the American left to protect the White House and declare that poor little Bowe has suffered enough.”
“Listen,” Peters seethed. “Bowe Bergdahl came home – he’s in good health – he’s got four limbs, he’s got ten toes, he’s got ten fingers. He’s functional on a day to day basis. Where is the left’s sympathy, where is the media’s sympathy for the soldiers who didn’t come home – for their families? Where is their sympathy the soldiers, Marines, and Navy corpsman who suffered burns all over their bodies, and lifetime disfigurement, where is their sympathy for all those who suffered grievous wounds and permanent disabilities – some of them searching for Bowe Bergdahl. Where is the sympathy for those guys? I don’t feel the love!”
Later on, Peters dismissed the argument that Bergdahl had suffered enough because “he was chained by the Taliban.”
“Let me tell you how not to get tortured by the Taliban,” Peters explained. “Don’t desert to the Taliban! Works every time!”