We recruit hundreds of thousands of these young men and women out of their homes. We train them to be killing machines with minimal thinking or questioning involved. We tell these kids when to eat, drink, sleep and shit. Then send them 7000 miles away to live in close quarters away from their families and friends, in a country where they are mostly not welcomed.
Pretend you are not involved, but our tax dollars built this soldier/machine, so it is your fault.
This is not different from someone flying an unmanned Predator drone thousands of miles away, then hitting a button and killing innocent people at a wedding party. Or on the other hand, the President saying drop the bombs to start “Shock and Awe”, killing untold numbers.
This soldier was older, but it does not change the fact that this US machine broke down, and since we paid for it, it is our fault and not a surprise.