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POW swap Benghazi 2.0; clueless Obama thinks ‘desertion is kind of like skipping class,’ says outraged Lt. Col.

Ralph Peters, the retired lieutenant colonel, columnist and Fox News analysts gave “Kelly File” viewers a lesson in the thinking of many in the military Tuesday night, branding the administration’s handling of the prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe BergdahlBenghazi 2.0.”

megynraphpeters0604Interviewed by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Peters was responding in particular to statements by a State Department spokeswoman Tuesday that suggested members of Bergdahl’s platoon weren’t telling the whole story when they called him a “deserter.”

But he was describing in general a presidential administration completely out of touch with its military – and much of the United States public.

“This is an example of a very deep cultural divide between Team Obama that knows nothing about military and cares less and those who actually serve,” Peters said.

“They think that desertion is kind of like skipping class. You know, you’re hung over Monday mornings, you don’t want to get up and go to Gender 101. It is the second gravest sin in the military catechism, right behind turning your weapon on your brother soldiers. I cannot begin to communicate how deeply the military feels about deserters.”

Peters also linked the Bergdahl controversy to the scandal over treatment for veterans at Veterans Affairs medical centers.

“The president, he disdains our troops,” he said.

The man was outraged. Check out the interview here.


Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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