Re: Archer's decision to strand civilians in Delphic Expanse
Use of Time wrote:
I pretty much took it as him sacrificing his own conscience for all of Earth. It wasn't right and he knew it wasn't right but Archer was essentially taking one for the team, (being the bad guy) in order to drive on with the mission. The Xindi mission was one that would change him for the rest of his life.
This. Unlike his real-world counterparts Archer never pretended that what he did wasn't wrong. And unlike his real-world counterparts Archer achieved peace via actually talking with the reasonable ones among his enemies.
The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer. - former US Secretary of State and unconvicted war criminal Henry Kissinger