Fox News analyst: ‘Bring back the death penalty’ for NSA leaker

By David Edwards
Monday, June 10, 2013 9:39 EDT
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Ralph Peters speaks to Fox News
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Fox News strategic analyst Ralph Peters on Monday said that the man behind the biggest leak in the history of the National Security Agency (NSA) deserved to be executed for his crimes.

Peters asserted on Monday’s Fox & Friends that no Americans had been hurt by the NSA programs exposed by 29-year-old Edwards Snowden.

“Now you’ve got this 29-year-old high school dropout whistleblower making foreign policy for our country, our security policy,” he told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. “It’s sad, Brian. We’ve made treason cool. Betraying your country is kind of a fashion statement. He wants to be the national security Kim Kardashian. He cites Bradley Manning as a hero.”

“I mean, we need to get very, very serious about treason. And oh by the way, for treason — as in the case of Bradley Manning or Edwards Snowden — you bring back the death penalty.”

As a Fox News ‘strategic analyst,’ Peters has a long history of invoking inflammatory rhetoric when discussing national security.

Watch this Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast June 10, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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