A lot of them saw more action

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    From the Obama spokespeople, "A lot of them saw as much action but didn't crack". They were talking about Army Sgt Bales who is alleged to have killed 16 Afghans but keep it in mind the next time you see whiny lefties crusade for treatment for alleged PTSS victims who never even saw combat.
     
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    Different people have different thresholds at different times, it's proven over and over again in every conflict.
     
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    They shouldn't blame this on PTSD. 99.99% of people with PTSD would never think of killing children.
     
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    If you haven't walked in his shoes.... the ones that don't quite fit right cuz he lost part of his foot in an IED, then you might want to try that before you hang this man. If anyone needs to answer for it, it is our politicians who force our military to hold the hands of our enemies instead of killing them and coming home.
     
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    Sorry, a 38 year old man just doesn't go around killing children like that.

    There is no excuse that matters.
     
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    The man flipped it's sad. Now we just need to shoot him and move on.
     
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    Excuse? No. Reasons? Yea. He snapped. It happens... particularly when one's been wounded.... twice, one of which was a traumatic brain injury... and told he'd never be sent back.... after the previous 4 tours.... he was under pressure that few of us will ever experience.... personally, I will not judge him. But I will judge his COs, the doctors who signed him fit for duty, politicians who care more about politics than our military's welfare... and idiots on messageboards who think they know more than they actually know.

    And, if 99.99% wouldn't have done this. That in itself defeats your assertion.... he's clearly the 0.01%.
     
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    It doesn't happen all the time. Most people don't pick up a weapon and go out and slaughter children.
     
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    I'm not defending his actions, I'm considering the circumstances that led to it. This is not SOP for our military... something went horribly wrong with this guy. And, having some understanding of the conditions under which they are working, and having some vague knowledge of the pressure they are under... I will not condemn the man.... his actions, yea... but not the man.
     
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    LOL! That's like saying you won't condemn Hitler because who knows what demons drove him.

    The guy did something most people would never do, no matter how horribly they were treated.

    It's really that simple.
     

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