Neither is this.
“As a former infantry officer and combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, I have only the highest regard for our servicemen and women. They are my friends, my colleagues, my mentors, my brothers, and sisters.”
Indeed. Friedman didn’t even give the Washpology (Washington apology): “I’m sorry you failed to understand what I meant.”
In fact, he basically just said that the people he called psychopaths are his friends. What does he call his enemies?