There must have been a sale at Walmart.
I'm talking about the latest Faux News talking head, a dick named Ralph Peters, who advertises himself as some kind of a "strategic military analyst", who claims to be a retired Army light colonel, and who came right out and said over the weekend regarding the Taliban taking American soldier Bowe Bergdahl hostage:
Bergdahl is "collaborating with the enemy" on the released video, and strongly implies he should be executed by the Taliban and "save us a lot of legal hassles and legal bills."(Uh, "boku deep kimchee"??? He must have picked that phrase up while watching a Rambo movie. Nobody in Germany, where Peters spent most of time, even talks like that. Besides, it's not "boku' -- it's boocoo, pidgin French-Vietnamese from the French beaucoup, and kimchee is Korean...)
...nobody in the military that I’ve heard is defending this guy. He is an apparent deserter. Reports are indeed that he abandoned his buddies, abandoned his post, and walked off. We’ll see what the ultimate truth of it is, but if he did, if he’s a deserter at wartime, well, as one of my old platoon sargeants [sic] would say, he’s in 'boku deep kimchi.' Now there’s another problem Julie. On that video, he is collaborating with the enemy. Under duress or not--that’s really not relevant--he’s making accusations about the behavior of the military in Afghanistan that are unfounded, saying that there are no rules, he’s lying about how he was captured, saying he lagged behind the patrol.
This is an excerpt from a much longer piece over at the Boise Idaho NewsWest Boise, and here's the video from YouTube:
I don't know jack shit about this so-called lieutenant colonel, but I'm willing to bet that he's never been within a hundred miles of a war zone. Not when he can come out with statements like this, condemning the man because he made a propaganda video for his captors. [Postscript: I looked him up on Wikipedia -- I was right; he was never anywhere near an active war -- instead he worked in the oxymoronically-named Military Intelligence]
Okay, can anyone still remember Grampa John McCain? When he was a "guest" of the North Vietnamese at the infamous Hanoi Hilton, he was tortured and made to sign a confession that he was a war criminal, etc., before he got medical assistance. Where was this shitball of an officer when that was going on? Does that make McCain a liar, a collaborator, a traitor?
Yeah, come to think of it, there were some flapping gums about all that last year or so, from the same kinds of dickwads who are now ardent Obama "Birthers" -- the shit never stops and it just gets crazier.
Peters himself has long been a wingnut wacko -- he was instrumental in the infamous Killian Documents case in 2004 which "proved" that Baby Doc Bush wasn't a deserter, the way we all thought he was. And is. So Peters is so solidly in the rightwing camp that he can't recognize the truth when it comes up to bite him on the ass.
And that mouthy motherfucker has got absolutely NO business saying shit like Bergdahl ought to be murdered by the Taliban, to save us a lot of money.
You know, I'm so old that I remember when people used to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Apparently I'm behind the times, when people like Ralphie
Well fuck you, Ralphie. We need to wait until all of the evidence is in, there's been an investigation and the facts are out. Until then, you fucking pissant, help yourself to a steaming cup of STFU and get out of the way.
BTW, this case is clearly a lesson as to why we should do our part to abide by the Geneva Convention when we take prisoners. It's a little hollow to pull the "do what I say not what I do" card at this point.