RALPH PETERS: Look, we have to face the facts. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but virtually all terrorists are Muslims today. There’s a tremendous crisis, a convulsive crisis within Islam and Muslims have to sort it out themselves, but in the meantime we need to defend ourselves, and that means taking on radical jihadi groups.
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters was also very critical of President Obama.
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PETERS: His neglect, his failure to do the essential things that had to be done led us directly to this tragic massacre of Americans in Orlando. Obama — I’m fascinated by him because he’s a rare human being who doesn’t seem to learn anything, ever. His beliefs formed when he was a teenager — hard-left beliefs — seem absolutely iron-clad and dogmatic and he’s immune to evidence. And here’s a president who — after almost eight years in office — still can’t say the words “Islamist terror” or “radical Islam,” and it matters and here’s why it matters. How can you declare war on an enemy you won’t even name? And we need a declaration of war against radical jihadi groups. When you have a president who won’t even name them, you have the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time.