we may have saved one man's life, but we've condemned countless others to the fate he was saved from.
the filipino's attitude in this war has been, so far, narrow and selfish. instead of putting this war into perspective, a war which will ultimately decide our civilization's survival in the face of islamic aggression, we have consistently asked how it will serve our own little selfish interest as a nation.
the average filipino condemns the politician for using his office for his own gain and selfish interests. but the same filipino never asked himself if his appeasement of the jihadists was for his country's own selfish interest or the common good of all nations.