Opinion

March 20, 2012

Commentary: We must not excuse Afghan killings in search for why it happened

At what point does our need to understand the horrific acts attributed to Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales deteriorate into a need to absolve? It is natural to look at the photo of the earnest soldier, to read his biography, to listen to his friends and family and wonder how it could be the same man now accused of war crimes.

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