Lt Col Peters: Obama Administration 'Murderous,' 'Un-American' for Release of Rescue Details

Lt Col Peters: Obama Administration 'Murderous,' 'Un-American' for Release of Rescue Details

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said the Obama administration releasing the details of the failed attempt to rescue the beheaded journalist James Foley was a “murderous act.”

Peters said the released remind him of “Stalinist bureaucrats’ and the “administration acted disgracefully” and purely for “political cover.”

“I have got to address not only disgraceful, but murderous release of details of this raid,” Peters said. “You just don’t do it. The special operators are furious because the administration rolled them on the bin Laden raid.”

“Why do I say murderous?” he continued. “Not only because detailing which units are involved, tactics, how we did it, not only does that endanger our fighters, if we go in on a future raid, but the administration didn’t think about the hostages still being held. They released the data, to the information that we got intelligence from released European hostages. do you think the Islamic State is going to release more hostages? We signed their death warrants by compromising that information.” 

“I’m a former intelligence guy,” he added. “You do not compromise a vital, above top secret national security information for five minutes of political gain. It’s un-American.”

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