Fun fact: He is a murderer and a terrorist. Things aren’t black and white, there are no good guys and bad guys. Just because he’s on our side doesn’t make his actions something that you can brush under the rug or justify in any way.
It doesn’t matter how many innocent people the taliban and similar organizations kill compared to his 16 murders, the fact is he killed 16 innocent civilians and deserves justice. Similarly, the troubled and broken army base that he and a series of other violent soldiers have come out of needs to be investigated heavily. Justice has to be served there as well for the lives of these soldiers and indirectly, the people that they have harmed as well. Several soldiers from this base have committed suicide or committed similar atrocities and war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as back on US soil.
I am so sick of people changing the subject or wanting to ignore this story because it proves that morality and rightness is a spectrum, and the US damn sure does not exist on one extreme end of it or the other. Stop burying your heads in the sand because you don’t like what you may realize by stopping and thinking. Thinking and observing the world around you should not be embraced, as it tragically is today, as a trait of nerds, intellectual snobs and people wasting their time.