Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” program today, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – SC) shrugged off the massacre of 16 Afghans in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province by an apparently drunken US soldier, insisting that “these things happen.”from Sen. Graham: Massacre of Civilians Doesn’t Mean Afghan War Strategy Flawed
Uniformly hawkish, Graham has been at the forefront of shrugging off the recent Afghan disasters, insisting during the mass protests earlier this month over US military burnings of Qurans that the protests did not represent a “total picture” of the war.
"Senior ranking U.S. military leaders have so distorted the truth when communicating with the U.S. Congress and American people in regards to conditions on the ground in Afghanistan that the truth has become unrecognizable." That’s the assessment of a damning new report by Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, who returned in October from his second year-long deployment in Afghanistan and says military officials have misled the American public about how poorly the decade-long war is going.from The Lies of Afghanistan....
"These things happen" PRECISELY BECAUSE they are part of the "total picture," i.e. a perpetual mad-dog fight until civilization is reduced to a bloody, smoldering heap. I suspect that this "rogue" soldier knew that he would meet no resistance before going "temporarily insane."
Note that this incident also fits the pattern of what I have identified as the essence of this "war": tit-for-tat "misdirected terrorism," in which the terrorists on "both sides" (they're actually both tentacles of organized Satanism, a.k.a. the British empire) attack innocents  in guise of fighting the terrorists on the "other side." The guilty are always allowed to hide behind the skirts of the US military, or NATO, or in the case of "Islamic" terrorists, the native population and governments. Satanists in general always hide behind some organization which gives them their power to abuse humans - typically some division of a government, or some organization that provides some product or service, and can thus "ritually" (repetitively) abuse people simply by providing inferior products or service. More generally, though, they wear the masks of upstanding citizens, and abuse their victims in some manner that cannot be proven to be deliberate.
Rev A: Added last paragraph
 The innocent victims of this "misdirected" terrorism include honorable members of the US military (i.e. the majority), who aren't responsible for the atrocities for which the "Islamic" terrorists seek "revenge." IEDs, a terrorist tool, are a major cause of US casualties.