Different cultures honor different personal characteristics. If in a particular culture a person were honored because he had “inflicted more fear, more loss of freedom and more loss of life” than anyone else what would you think of that culture? Rather barbaric, wouldn’t you say?
Those were the exact words used by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates when honoring General Stanley McChrystal during the general’s retirement ceremony. How honorable.
Out of context you say? Oh, that’s right, we’re good, they’re bad…the fundamental delusion of “I” working overtime.