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  • Administration official apologizes for tweets suggesting Bergdahl platoon 'psychopaths'

    06/06/2014 10:33:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 6, 2014
    White House Administration official apologizes for tweets suggesting Bergdahl platoon 'psychopaths' Published June 05, 2014 FoxNews.com WASHINGTON – An Obama administration official apologized Thursday after suggesting on Twitter that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon might have been filled with “psychopaths” – in an apparent attempt to defend Bergdahl against criticism from his fellow soldiers. Brandon Friedman, deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, sent out a series of tweets Wednesday night questioning those soldiers trying to “smear” Bergdahl for abandoning his post in 2009. The first said: “Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the...
  • The 8 Stupidest Arguments Being Made About Obama’s Bergdahl Swap

    06/06/2014 10:26:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 6, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Despite President Obama’s claim Thursday that he’s “never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington,” the administration and its fans are struggling to tamp down widespread criticism of the deal that traded one soldier — who fellow infantrymen say deserted them — with five top Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. prison facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It’s a fair bet, given President Obama’s triumphant announcement in the Rose Garden featuring Bowe Bergdahl’s parents, that those in his inner circle severely miscalculated how such a presentation would go over with Americans. As they scramble to respond, they’ve made...
  • Ex-V.A. official walks back suggestion that Bergdahl's unit may've been infested with 'psychopaths'

    06/05/2014 4:11:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 5, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    A former Veterans Affairs official apologized Thursday for suggesting that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may have left his post in Afghanistan five years ago because he was surrounded by “psychopaths.” “While I just wanted to make the point that the public should wait before passing judgment, I unfortunately used my own poor judgment in choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members,” Brandon Friedman, who currently serves as a spokesman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told BuzzFeed. “That was certainly not my intent and I regret making the comments on my personal account...
  • Obama official Brandon Friedman: Military supporters 'have a cartoonish view of the military'

    06/05/2014 3:45:49 PM PDT · by LibertyGirl14 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 5, 2014 | Renee Nal
    Obama administration official Brandon Friedman opined on Wednesday that people should not rush to judgement on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's desertion from his post in Afghanistan, as perhaps “his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership.” As reported at Hot Air, he later apologized, but the Former Veterans Affairs official's other tweets are just as insightful into his mindset. Friedman's other tweets, including one where he said that "Many Americans--including military 'supporters'--have a cartoonish view of the military," is stated as a fact...
  • Obama admin official scrubs Twitter

    06/05/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5 Jun 2014
    Scrub-a-dub-dub. When Brandon Friedman took to Twitter to plant the seeds for another attack on Bowe Bergdahl’s whistle-blowing platoon mates, his bio proudly announced his role as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “What if [Bergdahl's] platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” he tweeted, before calling for everyone to “withhold judgment” about allegations that Bergdahl deserted. “I’m not a fan of such speculation,” he added. Uh huh. And then Friedman scrubbed his Twitter bio. Here’s the Google cache from Jun 3, 2014:
  • Exclusive: HUD Official Apologizes For Tweets Critical Of Bergdahl’s Unit

    06/05/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 5, 2014 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — An official at the department of Housing And Urban Development whose criticized tweets suggesting that there could be questions about the military records of former platoon mates of Bowe Bergdahl apologized Thursday to service members and the Obama administration. “While I just wanted to make the point that the public should wait before passing judgment, I unfortunately used my own poor judgment in choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members,” said Brandon Friedman, deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at HUD. “That was certainly not my intent and I regret making the comments...
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Brandon Friedman smears Bergdahl platoon mates

    06/05/2014 3:55:57 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    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)— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 5, 2014
  • Obama Official: Bergdahl Worthy of Sympathy if Joined Taliban to Protest Platoon Leaders

    06/04/2014 9:29:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 258 replies
    Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 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...