I'm with you. I'm confused as to why this one soldier, a single child soldier, was so severely punished for tossing a grenade in the middle of a civil war. And I'm not sure why this American soldier's death is so much more high-profile than the other hundreds of NATO soldiers who were killed or injured in Afghanistan.
When all is said and done I'd much rather no-one tossed any grenades and no-one went overseas to fight in wars. But if they do, I'd like the Geneva Conventions and other rules of engagement be followed.
This stinks of old-fashioned revenge-mongering run amok.