Some people (liberals and Muslims etc..) will try and compare the murders of children by SSgt Bales with those of M Merah - I agree they are similar, but not the same.
SSgt Bales (I have no wish to justify this evil - but we must be prepared for this debate) was under stress, sme of his own doing. The Army it seems made him promises not to go back, which it changed.
War is evil.
M Mareh was not in battle, he was not in the Army - he was influenced by an idelog that wishes to destroy the country he and his family live in - the cunty his family chose to move to. He can vote, he can complain, he can campaign - but he chose to kill children.
SSgt Bales chose to kill chilren as well, and that is equally as evil - but no war has ever been fair and square - if any Govt, sends its people into battle, it must do all it can to prevent atrcities - did the Americans do alll they could / all they should to prevent Bales losing it?