‘This is first time we have had a president who’s an outright coward,’ says Lt. Col. Ralph Peters

In a blistering interview Friday on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom,” national security analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters castigated President Obama for not being interested in saving American lives during the Benghazi attack.

The former military intelligence officer and Soviet Union specialist suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus should be subpoenaed again “to pry this Stalinist administration open.”

“I mean it’s Orwellian, how this administration lies and sticks to the lies and stonewalls,” Peters said, according to the clip, “and the media is often complicit with it.”

“Obama”, he added, “wasn’t interested in saving American lives” during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

“He didn’t want to militarize the situation because that would call more attention to it,” he said. “I mean, the White House made political calls, strategic calls, but not patriotic calls.”

The president and his administration failed the American public, Peters said.

“First of all, this is a pattern for President Obama,” he said. “He can’t make timely decisions. He has no courage. Whether it is Benghazi or Syria, or now Vladimir Putin, for the first time in our history — we’ve had great presidents, terrible presidents, most somewhere in between — this is the first time we have had a president who’s an outright coward.”

Adding fuel to the fire, three Republican senators — John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of Maine — sent a letter to the president, asking him to describe his whereabouts on Sept. 11 and 12 while the U.S. Consulate in Libya was under attack, Fox News reported.

The letter came after a former White House spokesman sparked a new round of controversy when he told Fox News that Obama was not in the White House Situation Room, where presidents typically monitor crises.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, meanwhile, subpoenaed Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday to provide the Benghazi-related information he promised a year ago, according to Fox News.

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Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]

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