The fact is, in Bush's haste to start the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he didn't take into account that the poorly-put-together armed forces he was sending over there ... especially Army and Marines ... were CHILDREN!!! Many still in their teens - and even more not even legally old enough to buy liquor on their own!!
I don't care where you are .... you put a bunch of young, dumb, ignorant, inexperienced, scared, traumatized, over-zealous, brainwashed boys/barely men in the same room - or war zone - together .... and it's gonna be a recipe for DISASTER every time!!!
I hope people know that these kinds of atrocities are only the tip of the iceberg. They're only the ones were gonna hear about .... because the proof of it is live and in living color documented in pictures and on video!! Or by the failed conscious' of those soldiers that did horrible things that they just can't live with anymore .... and have to tell of it to ease their own minds.
I can only hope/assume that Bush has a conscious, too - and if so, he HAS to find it hard to sleep at night over the choices he made that caused this on-going-for-many-years/decades-to-come, no-hope-in-sight-to-ever-be-able-to-make-these-boys (and girls)-whole-again catastrophe that he created. (I personally don't think Cheney and his ilk have one, and probably have no guilt or take any responsibility for their part of it!! But they should, 'cause they're even guiltier than the puppet-president they manipulated into doing their disastrous bidding!! )
And as to the foaming-at-the-mouth, still-bloody-meat-eating, historically-mentally-damaged-carnage-loving White female journalists that cheered this kind of behavior on ... only one word is needed to describe them: Typical. And no one should be surprised.