Fox News contributor and former U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters went on a tirade against Hillary Clinton Monday for her claim that the U.S. needs to "show respect for" and "empathize with" the perspective of its enemies:
Hillary Clinton, my God, saying we've got to learn to respect our enemies, to empathize with them. Respect Al Qaeda? Boko Haram? Islamic State? Jabhat al-Nusra? Even putin? Should we respect people who behead hostages, who really do torture, unlike the CIA which did not torture? Who engage in mass rapes? Hillary Clinton wants us to respect them?
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I'll tell you this, had she phrased it differently, had she said ‘we need to better understand our enemies so that we can kill them more effectively,' I would have agreed. I pushed that back in military intelligence since I was there–understand the enemies so you can kill them more efficiently and effectively. But empathy, respect for the Taliban? For Islamic State? My God, that woman is not fit to be president. She's demented.
"Alright, Col. Peters, tell us how you feel," Fox News host Sean Hannity responded.