I agree, the pilots should not be grounded or fired, etc.
What is rather funny is their excuse for flying over the White House. According to yesterday's Good Morning America broadcast, the pilots said the wind caused them to go off course. GMA asked their aviation correspondent, John Nance, a very respected pilot, if this could happen. He plainly told them, no way. They made a mistake, but to lie about it and say the wind caused them to go off course, now that is a joke !!