Ok here is the deal. Was Tolwyn a tyrant or Patriot? Personally i think that he was a patriot. Although the killing of innocent civilians with Bio weapons was a bad move i think that the basic idea behind the Black Lance was sound. Humanity should be ready for war in case another hostile race tries to do something. Remember the Kilrathi war? Earth was caught with its pants down and it cost us big time. Also the sterling years of service that he put forth for Earth should be considered.