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Obama Crony Calls Soldiers Who Served with Bergdahl “Psychopaths”

Brandon Friedman is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs with the Office for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and he’s also recently become a star on Twitter… for all the WRONG reasons. Mr. Friedman recently chose to take to Twitter to offer his not-so-learned opinion on the Bowe Bergdahl story.


That’s right… what if Bergdahl’s platoon was full of psychopaths. Sure all of the evidence seems to say that Bergdahl was the problem and that this was not some kind of Hollywood military mystery movie with a lot of twists, turns and surprises… but the soldiers who risked their lives to find him after he deserted… they’re the bad guys.

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So after his ill-advised Twitter tirade, this Obama official decided that maybe he’d made a mistake in airing his own private crazy thoughts on the internet for all the world to see.

Here’s what he said by way of an “apology.”

“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. That was certainly not my intent and I regret making the comments on my personal account in such a way. I apologize to those with whom I work in the Administration, at HUD, and, most importantly, to any service members who took offense.”

I’m sorry, what? Does this tweet sound like he is saying “I just thought that the public should wait before passing judgment?”

“Here’s the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?”

Or does it sound like Mr. Friedman was most definitely passing judgment on Bergdahl’s platoon?

To me it sounds like the latter.

Sadly for us, this is par for the course for the Obama administration. In attempts to defend their Bergdahl decisions they’ve now called good soldiers “psychopaths” and “swift-boating liars.” I wonder what interesting and effective argument the Obama administration will come up with next…?

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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