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.”
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, but is not supported by anything other than his clear disregard for those who have criticized Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for deserting his post, an act that had massive repercussions for his fellow soldiers.
Friedman, evidently, is also a fan of Mao Tse-tung as evidenced on his blog, where he quotes "the greatest mass murderer in world history," as described by Dutch historian Frank Dikötter for the Independent.
Friedman once served as the Vice Chairman of a hyper-partisan (although it describes itself as “non-partisan”) non-profit 501(c)(4), VoteVets.org, whose Super PAC seeks to promote the elections of progressive veterans to public office.
One reason why the Bergdahl thing is so overheated: Many Americans--including military "supporters"--have a cartoonish view of the military.
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 4, 2014
Now a Housing and Urban Development official, Friedman said yesterday that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may deserve “sympathy” because of the possibility that his peers consisted of a bunch of "psychopaths."
If that were the case, he argued on Twitter, “the soldiers in his platoon would have all the more reason to smear him publicly now.” Friedman continued to lament that “this story could not be more unbalanced–with so many premature calls of ‘traitor.’”