I can’t help but somewhat side with the president in this matter. It’s obviously a bad decision to start fighting someone else’s war when it’s clearly a conflict strictly between two outside nations. I do wish he had just decided to side with Korra and fight for the Southern tribe, but that’s only because I know how corrupt this whole situation is. The President, on the other hand, had only seen protesting Northern and Southern tribe members (and a bombing that may or may not have to do with one of the tribes) and has the lives of his military and his reputation at stake. While we are on this thread I am also going to say that I think Mako was in the right for telling the President about Korra’s plan to talk to Iroh behind the President’s back. It was stated that Mako is under oath, that could mean anything between losing his job and going to jail for withholding information.
Meanwhile, I’m getting really sick and tired of Korra acting like you’re on her side or you’re not, and her aggressive attitude towards the people that disagree with her. I thought this was going to change when her father asked her to stay peaceful and neutral, but we instead backtrack completely when it’s revealed that Unoloq (how the hell do you spell his name?) is a traitor. I would be able to forgive all this if Korra were to learn a lesson about how such behavior would only hurt her situation, so I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens as the season goes on.
On a side note, I would love for Tenzin to become a part of the main storyline soon. I thought the family dynamic was great in the last episode, but in this episode it felt like he didn’t have all that much to do. And that really hurts me because Tenzin is by far among one of my favorite characters.