Skip to comments.Obama Official: Bergdahl Worthy of Sympathy if Joined Taliban to Protest Platoon Leaders
Posted on 06/04/2014 9:29:41 PM PDT by kristinn
An Obama administration official has floated the idea that Bowe Bergdahl was justified in deserting his platoon in Afghanistan and joining the Taliban over disagreements with the platoon's leadership.
Brandon Friedman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the Department of Housing and Urban Development posted a series of tweets Wednesday evening in which he speculated that Bergdahl deserted over bad leadership of his platoon and that is why his fellow soldiers were smearing him.
"Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership? (1/5)"
" What if he grew disillusioned with what he saw, didn't trust his leadership, and walked off? Legal? No. Worthy of sympathy? Maybe. (2/5)"
" If that were the case, the soldiers in his platoon would have all the more reason to smear him publicly now. (3/5)"
" Given other examples, it's not out of the realm of possibility--and more reason to withhold judgment until after an investigation. (4/5)"
" I'm not a fan of such speculation, but this story could not be more unbalanced--with so many premature calls of "traitor." (5/5)"
Friedman's Wikipedia page says he is a decorated war veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and is a veteran of the Democratic Party front group VoteVets. He joined the Obama administration in 2009 at the Veterans Administration. He left in 2012 and rejoined the administration in 2014 at HUD.
Remember when that guy used to post here?
There still are posters with those views here.
They wisely stay off this thread.
He used to call us the ‘amen chorus’.
if he joined the Taliban, he’s still a hero???
No, I don’t. What screen name did he use?
That’s just asinine, so then would an assassin be worthy of sympathy because they killed some politician to protest their policies?
What a shock. Feldman is a sympathizer and obastard acolyte.
He was quite the friendly fella when he was here, wasn’t he?
WTF? I hope he’s not floating a balloon to see how this is taken, meaning the administration believes this garbage.
Best I can say is he was/is a committed lefty.
Who was that female FReeper that was liberal that some still speak fondly of? I can’t remember her screen name.
Is this satire or is this guy actually serious
MurrayMom, aka Patty Murray. ‘Sneakermom’.
Yeah. , he could probably buy a sports team. ;/
Yeah, that’s it!
Yes of course it’s the platoon’s fault. Bergdahl only did what any rational ballerina would do.
the Obamabots are doing the smearing
Bergdahl’s detractors have the facts, partially buried for Obama by the Pentagon or not
A defector like Lee Harvey Oswald?
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