Not naive.A good man,that commands a small army of a country that is far away from any outside threat.
When you are in such a position you can afford to have his particular sort of decency. He is right,but only right in his/theirs particular circumstances.
I may be biased,but the very constitutional background he/we defend is sort of shaking.Very few seem to have trust in the competence and decency of those we elect to represent us.But with a few exceptions(hard core leftards), most believe in the decency of their respective militaries. Military men fresh from the TO's look and sound believable.Politicians or financiers talking of making a better world receive a collective yawn.
I may be wrong and I hope I am.