FNC’s Peters: $400 Million Payment To Iran ‘Definitely a Ransom’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Fox News Strategic Analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) said the payment of $400 million to Iran as four Americans were released from the country back in January was “definitely a ransom, or a bribe, if you prefer to call it that.” Peters said, “On some pathetic level, Elizabeth, I have to feel sorry for [State Department Spokesperson, retired Rear Admiral] John Kirby. I mean, his job is to convince us that sewage is champagne. Well, drink it if you want to. But there’s no question in my mind — I’ve been around Washington a long time, too long perhaps. This was definitely a ransom, or a bribe, if you prefer to call it that. And I can even tell you how it happened. It’s the same thing as when you walk into a car dealership, and you haggle with the car dealer, and finally you think — the salesman — you’ve agreed on a price, and the salesman disappears into the back room, and you’re excited about that car, and the contract comes out, and it’s $800 higher than you agreed on, and he says, oh, that’s just a dealer prep