I embarked pretty badly on this affair, I admit it. The immorality showed too obviously, the injustice was too cynical… the whole of it remains very ugly.Napoleon Bonaparte
I can’t recall any other conqueror sincerely regret his actions.
And certainly no leader of the left!
Can you imagine even one of the atheistic 20th century tyrants regret their “immorality… injustice… cynicism?” Their entire mental universe was restructured to make those very concepts null and void!
(Reposted from the sci-fi blog)