Of course his advice re: "finishing them off" seems sound. The only time such advice wouldn't seem sound is when Long-Range planners have something more devious in mind ... as with the continued use of Saddam.
But again ... the former Soviets have enjoyed thoroughly their ability to speak the truth of late. I rate this right up there with Chernomyrdin's "Bombs Rule Out Talks of Peace" NYT article upon the bombing of Serbia.
Fantastic stuff, really, which only underscores how magnificently they've trained us to chase our tail at will.
Not that we don't still place all our trust in the Dynasty's advisors, natch.