Captured US Soldier May Be in Pakistan

Fox News 'expert' suggests that Taliban execute Bergdahl
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2009 8:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – The American soldier captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan may be in Pakistan, a potentially huge stumbling block in the quest to free the 23-year-old, ABC News reports. If the insurgent group that apparently kidnapped him has indeed moved Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl over the border to South Waziristan, the American military would be forbidden to pursue him "except under extreme circumstances."

Meanwhile, a Fox News analyst is drawing fire from across the blogosphere for suggesting the Taliban could "save us a lot of legal hassles and legal bills" by executing the soldier. Ralph Peters, a retired lieutenant colonel, described Bergdahl as "an apparent deserter," the VetVoice blog reports. "The media needs to hit the pause button, and not portray this guy as a hero," Peters said.