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.
He is writing as a paid homosexual propagandist.
Oh, yeah - “they were all war criminals but me” - the Kerry gambit. Inevitable as the day.
The Obama administration defines Americans who disagree with the Obama administration as potential terrorists, and certainly racists. Disagreement with the Obama administration on Afghanistan policy should be no different.
These people don’t know when to shut up.
Keep it up Obama People. Keep it up!
Give me a break.
We all knew this excuse was coming, but that dog won’t hunt
The Obummer gang does not understand military principles, period. Or, they just despise the military.
No. F’ing. Way.
They did not go there. I refuse to believe it.
If there is anyone who doesn’t understand that as a clear statement of treason then they wouldn’t get it if 0bama put up a 300 ft. neon lighted billboard over the WH that said “We Are Your Sworn Enemy, America! Prepare To Die!”
Democrats despise the military, and want to make out with the Taliban. Freaks!
“What if he grew disillusioned with what he saw, didn’t trust his leadership, and walked off?”
I bet 90% of the services feel that way.
Tie that m5hrfkr to stake on top of an ant hill.
You killed good and decent men who went in search of you, to save your sorry azz.
Boo hoo! I disagreed with my superiors.
Yer not even Private Shiite for Brains
LoL. Oh yeah this is going to fly like a dumb pigeon that ate alka seltzer
Seriously? These people need mental health care. Let’s send them to the VA!
How long before those tweets are deleted
Never underestimate the Low Info Voters. They will believe ANYTHING Obama or his Media tells them.