Go back and read where I questioned the process. I questioned the decision making behind it. You absolutely are avoiding the crux of the issue. There were crimes committed. I never had an issue with the process. POTUS intervened and it was wrong. The former POTUS was wrong with Manning, and multiple other cases, and the current POTUS is wrong on this case.Not avoiding anything. You said that this process sent a signal that our military is not held accountable for crimes (alleged) in a war zone.
I responded with information illustrating the process. You don't think the outcome of the process was appropriate.
Just like you incorrectly assumed my service history, you incorrectly assume my personal ethical feelings on the matter.
Good luck to you though, and I mean that sincerely.
You spent your time in a stack hundreds or thousands of feet in the air and not on the deck. Nor apparently did you spend it studying why this lack of accountability in certain types of warfare will harm future efforts. That’s all I really need to know.
You can sit here and say “yup, this was all done procedurally correct, and POTUS has the ability to do what he wants” but also agree that the decision was poor and has effects larger than a news bit or Facebook post.