Ralph Peters: I'm 'Appalled' White House Calls Bergdahl a Hero

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Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters is outraged the White House is attempting to portray just-freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — swapped for five Taliban officers — as a hero, when many believe he is a deserter.

"The bottom line is, I am personally glad for his family that Bergdahl is home,'' Peters, a strategic analyst for Fox News, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"I am appalled at the administration, the president. [National Security Advisor] Susan Rice comes right out and calling this guy a hero.''

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Peters says members of the military on active duty fear a whitewash of the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's disappearance. Six soldiers died looking for him after he vanished following an email in which he criticized the U.S.

"You know that this guy is going to be allowed to go with an honorable discharge and lifelong benefits and we'll forget the people that died, we'll forget what he did, etc.,'' Peters said.

"People just want him to face military justice, they don't necessarily even want him to go to jail. Five years at the Taliban hands is pretty ugly, but they don't want him treated as a hero.''

Peters, author of the acclaimed Civil War novel, "Hell or Richmond," published by Forge Books, added that Bergdahl stands to make a substantial amount of money.

"You know he's going to get a book deal, he's going to get a movie deal. He can pay for his own medical care," Peters said.

"So, [I'm] glad he's home, but make no mistake, Bowe Bergdahl is not a hero.''



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