From left to right: Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and CNN contributor Sean Duffy (Associated Press/Public domain)
Two Fox News hosts and a CNN analyst are facing criticism from reporters and media pundits after suggesting — without evidence — that a decorated war veteran and a White House national security official could be a double-agent.
The New York Times reported Saturday that Trump is taking steps to officially pardon service members accused of committing war crimes whose cases have garnered significant media attention by Memorial Day. This comes after Hegseth, an Iraq War veteran, spent months encouraging Trump in private to issue the controversial pardons.
But a segment on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace really drove home that this talking point is total bullshit, while showing White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders twisting herself into pretzels trying to make the statistics fit the administration's dubious narrative.
Let’s all just agree to one thing right now: Whatever our vision of the United States of America is, however we feel about its future and its role in the world, it should not look anything like Pete Hegseth.
When I was a New York college senior in fall 2001 trying to make sense of the fall of the World Trade Center towers, Ralph Peters was one of the first voices to — well, not comfort me, exactly, but get me excited for war, at least. “In much of this troubled world,” the retired lieutenant colonel and military intelligence vet wrote, “only blood persuades.”