Fox News military strategic advisor Retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters was on fire Thursday as he blasted President Obama and “our governing elite” for their timid response to the escalating ISIS, calling Obama a “terrified little man.”
Peters appeared on “Hannity,” where host Sean Hannity asked whether the president was capable of putting together a coalition force to chase ISIS militants “to the gates of Hell.”
“I don’t think [Democratic chair] Debbie Wasserman Schultz believes he’s up to the task,” he said derisively. “They’re [Democrats are] running scared.”
He remarked that Obama was incapable even of putting together a coalition of forces like the two Bush’s did in operations Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm.
“Why? Because they cannot trust Obama,” Peters said, and then listed time-after-time Obama has “screwed over” our allies to get what he wants.
He’s screwed over the East Europeans on missile defense to get an arms–a crappy arms–deal with Putin. He’s bailed on our allies in Iraq. He’s run NATO all over the map in Afghanistan. He’s drawn red line after red line and never lived up to any of it. He won’t call an invasion of Ukraine an invasion. He won’t call a war a war. He won’t call Islamist terrorists Islamist terrorists.
Peters concluded that Obama is “a terrified little man in a great big job he can’t do.”
Watch the exchange below.