Charles Phipps wrote:
Saavik being a racist warmonger would be a betrayal of her character.
Vulcans need only see logic in a situation. Remember the DS9 episode, "Field of Fire", in which a Vulcan sniper was killing people?
The emotional shock of a nasty experience during the Dominion War drove a Vulcan Starfleet officer to target any fellow officer showing happiness. While being questioned, Chu'lak attempted to justify his actions by saying "Because logic demanded it."