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Obama Official: Bergdahl’s Platoon Long on Psychopaths?

June 5th, 2014 - 9:28 am

Friedman comments

Wow. That’s as tone-deaf a statement as I’ve ever seen from this White House. Jim Geraghty has more:

Meet Brandon Friedman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; he previously served as Director Online Communications at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a veteran; he was as an infantry platoon leader and executive officer in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, completing combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2004.

Interesting that his comments contend Bergdahl is being smeared, but that he doesn’t seem to see his “long on psychopaths” comment as a smear.

Wouldn’t be too surprising if he was the first — and maybe only — person to lose their job over this.

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What if our federal government is long on psychopaths and short on leadership?
6 weeks ago
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Bergdahl didn't leave the Army, the Army left him.
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There's a veteran in the administration? Did someone screw up and not read his resume?
6 weeks ago
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If it clarifies things, he's a part of VoteVets as well.
6 weeks ago
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First off, this guy seems to have walked the walk so let's give him that.

"What is he grew disillusioned with what he saw, didn't trust his leadership,..."

Fairly common, I think.

"...and walked off."

Rare in small-unit scenarios.

"What if his unit was long on psychopaths..."

Terrible thing to say. Were his units long on psychopaths?

"...and short on leadership."

If your butterbars takes himself seriously then you're short on leadership. This guy takes himself seriously.
6 weeks ago
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They are spitting on returning veterans.
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It's a trial balloon--they sent out a Deputy-Underwear Secretary of the Department of Redundancy Department on Thursday to find out if they could make the "psychopathic soldier" smear work. (They probably went down the list until they found one who is a veteran and could be blackmailed into doing the job.)

If the media reacts positively, then on Sunday Secretary Rice will be repeating this smear for the talk shows. That gives you all day today on Twitter to nip this in the bud.
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Yes, it is the precursor to the "story" that the administration is fabricating at this very moment to cast Bergdahl in a positive light.
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