Obama admin official: Hey, maybe Bergdahl’s platoon-mates are all psychopathic smear merchants

posted at 8:41 am on June 5, 2014 by Guy Benson

Berdahl’s fellow soldiers — you know, the ones who didn’t desert their posts, and who risked their lives and sustained casualties searching for the guy who did — have graduated from mere “swift-boaters” to potentially lying psychopaths.  The tweets you are about to read aren’t from some obscure lefty troll. No, these are the Obama administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at HUD floating an insulting and conspiratorial apologia for Bergdahl at the expense of his entire unit.  Read from the bottom up (via Gateway Pundit).  Hoo boy:

He’s no fan of idle speculation, mind you.  He just can’t help but wonder if perhaps Berdahl’s platoon was “long on psychopaths and short on leadership,” offering ample incentive for them to be “smearing him publicly” today.  The soft-hearted Bergdahl’s disillusionment, you see, may have led to a technically-illegal-but-possibly-sympathetic decision to…desert the United States Army, seek out the Taliban, and allegedly help them kill Americans more efficiently.  But far be it from Mr. Friedman (who is a veteran himself, I should add) to jump to conclusions.  Even though the military conducted an investigation at the time and “jumped to” the exact same conclusion being articulated by the would-be psychotic smear artists from Bergdahl’s platoon.  We mustn’t get ahead of ourselves on this desertion allegation, nor the motives behind Bergdahl’s actions.  It’s not like the guy left behind a desertion note that suggested he wanted to renounce his citizenship after having sent virulently anti-American emails to his parents.  In case you missed it yesterday, here’s Bergdahl’s unit leader talking with Jake Tapper about the controversy, calmly asserting that Bergdahl “totally deserted” his brothers in arms, and affirming that IED attacks against American convoys became more precise in the immediate aftermath of his disappearance:

Staff Sgt. Justin Gerleve strikes me as an honorable patriot, but what do I know?  One man’s “swift-boater” is another man’s psychopathic liar.

UPDATE – Friedman has scrubbed his Twitter bio, per Twitchy.  The president, meanwhile, is calling the Bergdahl/Taliban controversy “whipped up in Washington.”  This is in keeping with the White House’s new approach to this mess — namely, casting it as yet another unserious partisan food fight in DC.  I pick apart that insulting spin here.


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Too far.

novaculus on June 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Yes, PLEASE go this route, I believe there might be one or two vets living somewhere you haven’t yet been brought to extreme anger by this administrations words and actions. You don’t want to miss even one, your mission would be incomplete.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Huh… another mysteriously metrosexual, no-name, thirty-something in the Obama administration…

Obama’s own cadre of Unsullied…

Jedditelol on June 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Interesting. So the Obama gang is thinking about doubling down on L’Affaire Bergdahl, but they’re using a flunky Deputy Assistant Secretary at HUD to test the waters.

Wow. That chapter in Profiles in Courage II is just writing itself.

dreadnought62 on June 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Obama admin official: Hey, maybe Bergdahl’s platoon-mates are all psychopathic smear merchants

Yeah, that’s it…I knew there would be a plausible explanation
coming from this Administration as some point..

ToddPA on June 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

This is calculated. From the top. I haven’t said it before, but Barack Obama needs to be impeached and removed from office. He is unfit to be president of the United States of America.

rbj on June 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?

That one statement alone tells us every single thing we need to know about the Obama Administration’s feelings about the Military.

Obama and everyone in his administration hates the military, period. And I dare any Liberal troll to come on here and explain that official statement away.

Johnnyreb on June 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Pretty sure Obama and his tools think that all soldiers are psychopaths at some level. Not hard for one of these scum to opine there was a whole platoon of psychopaths surrounding Bergdahl, the poor soul.

novaculus on June 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Why is this coming from a deputy stooge from HUD?

Because he is a veteran who served in a war zone. He was chosen as a messenger. These statements come from the top.

forest on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Tro-olllls!!!!

Come out and PLA-AAAYYYY!!

CurtZHP on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

When he was taught marching in basic training, Bergdahl was the only one in step, also!!

Deano1952 on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

I do believe that this is an example of what psychologists call “projection. “

Wisdom_of_Homer on June 5, 2014 at 8:49 AM

BTW, if he’s not canned by the end of the day, I’ll take that as a confirmation that these sentiments come from the White House itself.

forest on June 5, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Only a minority of fools care or believe the lies of these most incompetent fools… It is over for Obama and no human power can save him…

mnjg on June 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

The response tweets he got (look to be a truckload) are very encouraging.

“Psychopaths and not leaders? No, that’s the Obama Administration.”

“You are about to become quite famous, guy.”

Marcus on June 5, 2014 at 8:51 AM

That’s beyond disgusting.

gophergirl on June 5, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Despicable

cmsinaz on June 5, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Embrace the suck and salute!!!

Electrongod on June 5, 2014 at 8:51 AM

I hate to go all Godwin here….ok I always go Godwin, who am I kidding, but this beta’s face reminded me right away of Reinhard Heydrich.

Tell me this isn’t a spitting image:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aRFYLexJ6Ow/TfTqA37mJ7I/AAAAAAAAA8g/rS-6-Uo5AOo/s640/SS-R.T.Heydrich.jpg

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

No, these are the Obama administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at HUD floating an insulting and conspiratorial apologia for Bergdahl at the expense of his entire unit.

So why is a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at HUD weighing in on this? And I love how the starting point is that Bergdahl is being unfairly smeared by the multiple people who actually were there with Tali-Bowe deserted and quite possibly defected. He’s right that the label of traitor might not apply in the legalistic sense but that’s quibbling.

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

When your defense is “everybody else is lying except me” – you’re guilty.

tommyboy on June 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Most of Barry’s political appointees are of this ilk. How can Barry continue as Commander in Chief when he has slung crap in the faces of our loyal military ? As part of a military family I can tell you this is very personal now.

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 8:53 AM

I guess Obama’s Civilian Army is so much better…

I mean..

You never hear about them in the media…

Electrongod on June 5, 2014 at 8:53 AM

He is just saying what every liberal secretly believes about our military – that only a psychopath would “choose to serve”, and that this country is unworthy of any such devotion. It burns them to no end to have to pretend that they “respect” those in the services, when they privately hate them so intensely.

Valerie Jarrett laughs every time another veteran dies in the VA system, and Obama gives Susan Rice a fistbump. Those aren’t “oversights”, that’s the goal.

Tom Servo on June 5, 2014 at 8:53 AM

This is just projection. Just because this administration is long on psychopaths and short on leadership they assume everyone else is too.

Flange on June 5, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Because he is a veteran who served in a war zone. He was chosen as a messenger. These statements come from the top.

forest on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Yes

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Maybe Mr. Friedman is a psychopath. Or maybe Mr. Friedman watches porn at work. Or maybe he beats his significant other. Anything is possible… right Mr Friedman.

Walter L. Newton on June 5, 2014 at 8:55 AM

I hope that jerk will look great with an American-made bayonet up his liberal butt. I also hope to have an opportunity to see it one day.

Rix on June 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Forget the Ebola virus, what the hell has hit America!?

OldEnglish on June 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

What mental deficiency or spiritual depravity exists in people like Friedman that they will sacrifice their very souls in the service of a cult-of-personality figurehead like Barack Obama?

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

tommyboy on June 5, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Or lourdes.

cozmo on June 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Obama’s own cadre of Unsullied…

Jedditelol on June 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Oh they’ve been sullied.

Flange on June 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Another pansey boy that probably never spent a minute in the military let alone in a war zone…..Shut up unless you know something about it.

crosshugger on June 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Heh. The same people defending Bergdahl and saying “let’s not jump to conclusions” even though there is a mountain of evidence that he deserted are the same people that instantly wanted to lynch Zimemrman and the Duke lacross players the instant they were accused of crimes. Of course, those same people STILL call Zimmerman a racist murderer even though there is no evidence that he killed in cold blood and the only evidence of ANY racism was that of Travon Martin referring to Zimmerman at a “kracker”.

DethMetalCookieMonst on June 5, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Maybe Mr. Friedman is a psychopath. Or maybe Mr. Friedman watches porn at work. Or maybe he beats his significant other. Anything is possible… right Mr Friedman.

Walter L. Newton on June 5, 2014 at 8:55 AM

All three I would say.

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Why is this coming from a deputy stooge from HUD?

Because he is a veteran who served in a war zone. He was chosen as a messenger. These statements come from the top.

forest on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

A combat vet? Mmmm…I think he may be psychotic and can we really trust a psychotic to be so high up in the HUD chain of command?

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 8:57 AM

That will be the next thing: bergdahl in a hoodie

crosshugger on June 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

If Barry had a son he would look like Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed.

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Not only can I not believe that Obama’s administration are attacking individual soldiers, I can’t believe we’ve gone to day 2 of this stuff. It’s political suicide. The soldiers are going on TV and getting interviewed now and are very credible.

Doomberg on June 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Tro-olllls!!!!

Come out and PLA-AAAYYYY!!

CurtZHP on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

I think Verby is still in bed.

22044 on June 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Not only can I not believe that Obama’s administration are attacking individual soldiers, I can’t believe we’ve gone to day 2 of this stuff. It’s political suicide. The soldiers are going on TV and getting interviewed now and are very credible.

Doomberg on June 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Megan Kelly is interviewing a group of them tonight.

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Five members of Bergdahl’s unit will be interviewed by Megan Kelly tonight.

I think the WH is stupid to go this route, so I hope they keep ratcheting it up…

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Where does obama find these idiots? Does his mirror have a hiring agency built in?

inspectorudy on June 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM

The rank and file are overwhelmingly very pissed. Big time. This is beginning to scare the hell out of me. What is Obama’s end game ?

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Did we pay money, too, to the Taliban for Berdahl’s release?..like $5 or $6M ???

gracie on June 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Now Obama’s in a world of hurt,
Oh, crap! Oh,crap!
He can not hide behind Val’s skirt,
Oh,crap! Oh,crap!
A bonehead move he did make,
And came off looking like a snake,
Let’s impeach this fool when Bowie comes marching home.

kingsjester on June 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

If you look at the Fox News poll with a 45/47 split on approval of the prisoner swap, it’s easy to see why the Obama administration is going this route. I would have thought this issue would be toxic for the Pres, but I was apparently wrong.

The guy is truly indestructible.

mypalfish on June 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

It appears Freidman is a little bit more than a vet. He’s one of those pajamaboys who decide that they don’t like wars where they actually have to fight an enemy. He’s Bergdahl with a publisher.


The War I Always Wanted is a non-fiction memoir that details Friedman’s experiences in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. The book traces his metamorphosis from a young, eager cadet into a disillusioned—but wiser—adult and veteran

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Now would be a good time for the Benghazi survivors/witnesses to speak out.

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

This is calculated. From the top. I haven’t said it before, but Barack Obama needs to be impeached and removed from office. He is unfit to be president of the United States of America.

rbj on June 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

He’s not fit to be the local dog catcher, for multiple reasons.

SteelmanC on June 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Let’s not make too big a deal out of this.
Now, if these tweets were sent by the Obama administration’s Executive Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at HUD …

corona79 on June 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Not only can I not believe that Obama’s administration are attacking individual soldiers, I can’t believe we’ve gone to day 2 of this stuff. It’s political suicide. The soldiers are going on TV and getting interviewed now and are very credible.

Doomberg on June 5, 2014 at 8:58 AM

How can you not believe it, every action taken by Dog Eater since day one has been to tear down, denigrate, humiliate, and destroy everything he doesn’t like about this nation, and those dislikes are myriad.

Recall Mooch’s fateful words on the campaign trail about being proud of her country, the grifter couple knew they would have the keys and they were going to rob us blind.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM

The rank and file are overwhelmingly very pissed. Big time. This is beginning to scare the hell out of me. What is Obama’s end game ?

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Civil unrest before the November elections?

esr1951 on June 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Where does obama find these idiots? Does his mirror have a hiring agency built in?

inspectorudy on June 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Could be the NSA has some information on him that his options are, “Put these tweets on your account or your family will find out about ___________!”

Deano1952 on June 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

and these comments are from the obama admin that still says benghazie was a youtube event.

hey go for broke obama appointee and call the guys racist

your favorite term for all who disagree with this admins activites.

sniffles1999 on June 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

They’re also hammering Jake Tapper on Twitter for giving voice to these guys who’ve “lynched Bergdahl” in public, before he’s even come home. One *^*&* said it was “irresponsible” of Jake to give these soldiers a platform.

Bergdahl has been tried and lynched in the media, thanks in no small part to Tapper’s irresponsible interviews.

Can you imagine the NERVE of him?!

tree hugging sister on June 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

He’s not fit to be the local dog catcher, for multiple reasons.

SteelmanC on June 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Actually, he’d make a very good dog catcher. Not of a catch-and-release type though, IYKWIM.

Rix on June 5, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Brandon Friedman is ‘pajama boy’.

Cherokee on June 5, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Ha! I called this one yesterday…or maybe it was the day before. These guys are so predictable.

Anyone want to take a turn at writing tomorrow’s talking point for the administration?

CJ on June 5, 2014 at 9:08 AM

So this pajama boy is stirring the pot of potential “home grown terrorists” that Eric Holder is so concerned about. Imagine that.

ctmom on June 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

The rank and file are overwhelmingly very pissed. Big time. This is beginning to scare the hell out of me. What is Obama’s end game ?

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM
Civil unrest before the November elections?

and then martial law to void the elections

why else are all these agency’s stockpiling ammo and body armor.

its not a conspiracy to worry about all the hollow point ammo the obama admin is stockpiling and the numerous examples of lies and power grabbing

sniffles1999 on June 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

What if his entire platoon was composed of aliens, or perhaps changelings, taking human form to destroy America? Bowe only left because he’s actually The Last Starfighter and the Taliban were going to help him save the universe.

Hey man, I’m just asking questions, okay?

Good Solid B-Plus on June 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Come out and PLA-AAAYYYY!!

CurtZHP on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

I’m pretty sure we are suppose to link that phrase moving forward. Or so I have been told.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM

If you look at the Fox News poll with a 45/47 split on approval of the prisoner swap, it’s easy to see why the Obama administration is going this route. I would have thought this issue would be toxic for the Pres, but I was apparently wrong.

The guy is truly indestructible.

mypalfish on June 5, 2014 at 9:04 AM

we really don’t know what questions were asked in that poll and all the facts aren’t out yet…just wait for the lies told and the monies paid etc.
When this kid goes to court martial his parents are going to wish they had never brought him back home.

gracie on June 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I think the WH is stupid to go this route, so I hope they keep ratcheting it up…

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM

When Bill Clinton’s serial rapes finally caught up with him, they used the “nuts and sluts” defense. Everybody claiming to have been attacked by Clinton were smeared as crazy or slutty.

This is an updated version of that approach. You’ve got a deserter/defector being billed as a war hero so that means everybody around him must be a filthy liar! And who better to deliver that message than a “veteran” who made his reputation as an anti-war pajamaboy.

Happy Nomad on June 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Can you imagine the NERVE of him?!

tree hugging sister on June 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM

It’s a nice quick look into the fevered society they are longing to create, a society supposedly built on their ideas of “fairness” and “inclusiveness” but in reality is one built on a rifle pointed at your skull making you do what they want.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

John Ekdahl @JohnEkdahl · 24h

Lefties yesterday: The right-wing is smearing a soldier!
Lefties today: Let’s smear an entire platoon!

lynncgb on June 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Kind of makes the platoon sound like the guys Kerry served with, you know, the ones cutting of ears and raping women and children.

ctmom on June 5, 2014 at 9:12 AM

according to the obama admin, the men who continued to serve, fight and die are the liars

while the DESERTER is the hero?

what happened to the liberal RESPECT of the troops, oh they only respect the deserter, not those who came home in body bags.

This deserter should go directly to leavenworth, put on trial and if found guilty, stay in leavenworth for 20 years, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and given a dishonorable discharge.

p.s. where is the obama admin hiding this guy?
the same place as the benghazi survivors?

sniffles1999 on June 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Only a moron or a dem (redundant I know) would try to smear the guys who actually served honorably and are all telling the same story. Let the idiots push this meme and see how it blows up in their faces.

Southernblogger on June 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Ohhh, okay, I think I finally got it. So Bergdahl was the only sane and honorable soldier in the platoon, and his desertion in the face of the enemy was a natural reaction to all of the psychopaths he was serving with.

Here’s my theory of what’s going on with all this:

This White House is trying to bait the House into impeaching Obama. They feel this would be a good strategy for two reasons:

1. The Democrat senate would never convict or remove Obama from office; and
2. The Democrats would be able to make political hay out of the impeachment, i.e., the evil racist Republicans impeaching the “first black president” etc., etc.; that they have been looking to impeach Obama from day one. The Democrats think they can turn the situation around into major national sympathy for Obama, and this would improve their fortunes for November.

TarheelBen on June 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Yes, PLEASE go this route, I believe there might be one or two vets living somewhere you haven’t yet been brought to extreme anger by this administrations words and actions. You don’t want to miss even one, your mission would be incomplete.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 8:45 AM

At this point I am rooting for a Military Coup.

ConstantineXI on June 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Ha! I called this one yesterday…or maybe it was the day before. These guys are so predictable.

Anyone want to take a turn at writing tomorrow’s talking point for the administration?

CJ on June 5, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Koch Brothers.

I would try to be more specific in how they will tie the Bros in but I don’t have the requisite number of misfiring synapses to match a leftist brain.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Jimmy Carter is sleeping well these days knowing that he is no longer the worst President…

PatriotRider on June 5, 2014 at 9:15 AM

This b***tard is horrible, but it’s part of the classic Obama Set Up: “we have to wait for the investigation so we can’t comment.” Followed by “That’s so yesterday, dude.”

FiveG on June 5, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Kind of makes the platoon sound like the guys Kerry served with, you know, the ones cutting of ears and raping women and children.

ctmom on June 5, 2014 at 9:12 AM

…in the manner of “Geengiss” Khan.

ConstantineXI on June 5, 2014 at 9:16 AM

We are all psychopaths now.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Anyone want to take a turn at writing tomorrow’s talking point for the administration?

CJ on June 5, 2014 at 9:08 AM

An investigation and possible charges against Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers…

PatriotRider on June 5, 2014 at 9:16 AM

I’m hoping there’s enough outrage for some of those Benghazi survivors who had to sign non-disclosure agreements to come forward.

rhombus on June 5, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Jimmy Carter is sleeping well these days knowing that he is no longer the worst President…

PatriotRider on June 5, 2014 at 9:15 AM

This will be the only semi-positive achievement of HUSSEIN The Magnificent.

ConstantineXI on June 5, 2014 at 9:17 AM

I’m hoping there’s enough outrage for some of those Benghazi survivors who had to sign non-disclosure agreements to come forward.

rhombus on June 5, 2014 at 9:17 AM

I think one of the reasons why The Regime is saying these things about those who served with Bergdahl is to try to further intimidate them into silence.

ConstantineXI on June 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM

At this point I am rooting for a Military Coup.

ConstantineXI on June 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Unfortunately, the military is increasingly being filled with “pajamaboys” and worse who would like to reserve the “right of desertion” for themselves.

ROCnPhilly on June 5, 2014 at 9:21 AM

We are all psychopaths now.

Bmore on June 5, 2014 at 9:16 AM

That would make a good bumper sticker !

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Better chance the White House lackeys “are all psychopathic smear merchants.”

listens2glenn on June 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Obama thought this week would be a PR tour of Europe.

myiq2xu on June 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

This disgusts me to no end.

I think one of the reasons why The Regime is saying these things about those who served with Bergdahl is to try to further intimidate them into silence.

ConstantineXI on June 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM

this comes on the heels of Diane Feinstein wanting to take guns away from the “mentally ill” i.e., all Veterans.

These people are playing with fire.

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

People would not speculate if this Admin station was not so secretive and would answer questions honestly which they never do. And douchebag has been in custody for a week now. Don’t lie to us and say he doesn’t speak english. Even if it were the case, I’m sure the Army/gov have translators. So, what has he said? Are they ever going to release it? Or, do we have to wait for his appearance on Oprah?

Blake on June 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

BTW, if he’s not canned by the end of the day, I’ll take that as a confirmation that these sentiments come from the White House itself.

Meh, canned or not, these sentiments DO come from the White House itself. Shared contempt of our men and women in military service and the military in general.

hawkeye54 on June 5, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Brandon’s just trying to deflect attention from his not having paid taxes in ten years.

Akzed on June 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Pretty sure Obama and his tools think that all soldiers are psychopaths at some level. Not hard for one of these scum to opine there was a whole platoon of psychopaths surrounding Bergdahl, the poor soul.

novaculus on June 5, 2014 at 8:46 AM

The military in general and especially frontline combat soldiers in particular don’t support His Magnificent Ineptness, so naturally the Obamites think they are crazy.

ConstantineXI on June 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM

From what I read, Bergdahl was angry about how the others would laugh at villagers and that he had to pull extra duty when he was caught sleeping on the job. So, he packed up and sent his toys home to mommy and began the “long journey” to China. lol

Blake on June 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM

I really shouldn’t be commenting, I’m a vet but I also cut the eyes from photos of Harry Reid and glue them to my cellar walls, afterward I smear pig intestines on my head and imagine I’m Pippy Longstocking.

Bishop on June 5, 2014 at 9:26 AM

These people are playing with fire.

Key West Reader on June 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

It won’t stop with them. And some of these people are probably hoping for the fire to erupt into a crisis of which they can take advantage.

hawkeye54 on June 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM

The rank and file are overwhelmingly very pissed. Big time. This is beginning to scare the hell out of me. What is Obama’s end game ?

Appalacher on June 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

The “fundamental transformation” of our once-great nation. Just like he promised in 2008.

And BTW, the tens of thousands of newly-arrived illegal aliens currently swarming across our border, and being housed, fed, and flown (at taxpayer expense, of course) to various destinations across the U.S., are also part of his plan to “fundamentally transform” the evil and greedy white man’s Amerikkka.

AZCoyote on June 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM

We haven’t heard the last on any scandal involving swapping a battle field deserter for Taliban commanders until the Obama administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at HUD has weighed in.

Akzed on June 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Or, do we have to wait for his appearance on Oprah?

Blake on June 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Shouldn’t be too long for that. Probably working on booking him for an appearance already.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on June 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM

At this point I am rooting for a Military Coup.

ConstantineXI on June 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Ummm…you mean so that we can be ruled by the Joint Chiefs of Staff who decided that the most important thing we had going on from 2009-2011 was to force the rank and file to accept open displays of homosexuality and then send out their minions to every major command with the message of “Check your morality at the door”?

No thanks. I’ll take my chances with the Obamas of the world.

As an aside, there seems to be an article of faith amongst many here that the military is just full of conservatives, a veritable Tea Party with cool uniforms and gizmos. Our ranks are full of liberal loonies just like society in general. Remember: Brandon Friedman served in the Army.

dreadnought62 on June 5, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Why is this coming from a deputy stooge from HUD? Because he is a veteran who served in a war zone. forest on June 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

This is a delayed desertion.

Akzed on June 5, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Shaun Donovan’s #(202) 708-0980 Head of HUD. This twit that said this needs to be fired

ConservativePartyNow on June 5, 2014 at 9:34 AM

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