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08/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fox News Military Analyst Continues to Blame the Troops

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 it sounds, as far as I'm concerned, the Taliban can use 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?

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