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If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
To "be" means to be related.
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.