A veteran of the Iraq war gets life for killing unarmed civilians in Iraq. Reports the CBS news website. I spoke about this sometime back. It is a heinous crime. But, I have noticed that many of the line troops, the ones conducting "kinetic operations," never work with the "nice" Iraqis, the ones who want to better their country. That can lead to a jaded view.
As I mentioned in my post on May 5, this would be a difficult trial for a defense attorney, to try to explain to a jury what life was like for this young soldier in Iraq. That is one of the many challenges for every trial lawyer in every trial.