I started re-reading Halo Glasslands the other day and I noticed that Mendez is an incredible hypocrite. He hates Halsey for her involvement in the Spartan-II program and thinks she's some witch who hates humans. Granted, Halsey, at first, didn't really care whether her Spartans lived or died. But as the war with the Covenant started and dragged on, she started trying to do what she could for the human race. Mendez, however, believed that he'd been absolved of his sins in training the Spartan-IIs instead of reporting Halsey. But he's far from absolved, and he's just as much to blame for every Spartan-II who died.
Then there's the Spartan-III's, each of whom he trained personally. It's not bad enough that he trained another batch of Spartans…Read more >