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Obama Admin Official Suggests Bergdahl's Platoon Mates Were "Psychopaths"
Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Christine Rousselle

Posted on 06/05/2014 9:05:26 AM PDT by Kaslin

Perhaps the most insane theory seen to date regarding Bowe Bergdahl was posited on Twitter yesterday by Brandon Friedman, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Friedman suggested that perhaps Bergdahl is not a deserter who may have actually aided the Taliban, but instead, was attempting to flee from a platoon full of "psychopaths."

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

And your evidence of this is...?

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) — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 5, 2014

...

If that were the case, the soldiers in his platoon would have all the more reason to smear him publicly now. (3/5) — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 5, 2014

Because, yes, we all know how easy it is to get dozens of people to agree on the same, made-up story.

Given other examples, it's not out of the realm of possibility--and more reason to withhold judgment until after an investigation. (4/5) — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 5, 2014

There are several documents suggesting he was a deserter, or worse, a traitor, plus he left a note and emailed his parents about how much he hated America, but okay, continue.

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) — Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 5, 2014

Fin.

Oh, but no worries guys, he quickly removed any evidence he's associated with the Obama administration from his Twitter.

Looks like Brandon Friedman -@BFriedmanDC - is trying to hide his association with the Obama administration... pic.twitter.com/pmQMQRgE4m — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 5, 2014

Look, I'm not a fan of premature speculation either, but come on now. The evidence has been out there for years, and there's no shortage of documents and data about his actions prior to going AWOL. To libel Bergdahl's platoon mates as being "psychopaths" without a shred of evidence is jumping to a premature conclusion himself. This is demonstrating a complete lack of respect for American soldiers, and is absolutely disgusting.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamadmin; bergdahl; bowebergdahl; rude; twitter
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1 posted on 06/05/2014 9:05:26 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Dang! The media wants to go wall to wall with this, do minimal vetting, and move on. The Admin keeps making their job harder.


2 posted on 06/05/2014 9:07:01 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Kaslin
Friedman suggested that perhaps Bergdahl is not a deserter who may have actually aided the Taliban, but instead, was attempting to flee from a platoon full of "psychopaths."

Just keep digging!

3 posted on 06/05/2014 9:09:12 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Kaslin

Nice, getting traction. Hello FNC by tomorrow? Your going to be a Star Friedman! buuwaahahaha


4 posted on 06/05/2014 9:09:38 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Kaslin

so....the Obama Administration chooses to staff our military with psychopaths?

Just keeps getting better and better for them, doesn’t it?


5 posted on 06/05/2014 9:09:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin

The left does not understand the concept of Ocham’s Razor.
They would prefer nonsense to common sense.


6 posted on 06/05/2014 9:10:03 AM PDT by super7man
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To: Kaslin

I think the administration is really trying to piss off the brave military personnel who have put their life on the line for this loser administration.

How can the current administration antagonize these brave soldiers further and not expect them to stand up and speak out for themselves and the country their leaders have betrayed?


7 posted on 06/05/2014 9:11:09 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Kaslin

Bergdahl was attempting to flee from a platoon of pschycopaths...??? OMG! The wheels are coming off the Liberal Train of Logic


8 posted on 06/05/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: demshateGod

They just keep making it easier. God willing, soon, even the youngest child will laugh and say the emperor has no clothes.

Or not.

I no longer have the words equal to the task of naming just what this abomination in the White Hut is.


9 posted on 06/05/2014 9:12:10 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Kaslin

Obama is willing to tank over this dude?

The Dems had better cut him loose.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 9:12:35 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Kaslin

Let’s be clear!
This is strait out of the LURCH (john kerry) play book!!!


11 posted on 06/05/2014 9:14:07 AM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: Kaslin

You know, at some point the military is going to have to pick a side.


12 posted on 06/05/2014 9:14:08 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Kaslin

Friedman is a smarmy PUNK.


13 posted on 06/05/2014 9:15:03 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Kaslin

This guy better be out of a job by tomorrow....


14 posted on 06/05/2014 9:16:12 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Kaslin

The truth is that Bergdahl’s platoon mates and the swift boaters are similar. The swift boaters were telling the truth about Kerry and the platoon mates are telling the truth about Bergdahl.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Kaslin

soebarkah approved


16 posted on 06/05/2014 9:18:47 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

Psychopath? No, no, no. Saying anything critical about Obama’s actions is racist.


17 posted on 06/05/2014 9:19:51 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: Kaslin

The Obama Admin spin machine has gone clink smoke fills the room.


18 posted on 06/05/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin; All
Mr Friedman says he is a decorated vet. Was he decorated for service or valor. If the former he is like me. Decorations for service have now become what the Canadian Forces call EBGO (Every B8stard Has One) if for valor what sort of valor. I know in Viet Nam certain units (division and independent brigades) had an ‘automatic decoration’ policy. First 4 months in country automatic Arcom, second four months in country second Arcom, last four months automatic Bronze Star, BSM for valor if one carried a combat arms MOS/OMS, BSM for service otherwise. Was something similar at work in Iraq? Inquiring minds would like to know. Also Friedman has one of those smirky arrogant patronizing b8stard faces you see so often inside the Beltway. You would just like to smack him with a two by four right in his smug self-satisfied mug.
19 posted on 06/05/2014 9:20:52 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Kaslin

This is a volunteer Army right?
No excuse for deserting . .


20 posted on 06/05/2014 9:21:52 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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