Yes, indeed, citing Twain as supporting the U.S. war in Cuba does undercut
pro-war views. Twain supported U.S. invasions during the Span-Am War for a
while, till he found out what the U.S. really was up to, after he had read
the Treaty of Paris. That's when he became a strong anti-imperialist. He
said he learned then that "we have gone there to conquer, not to redeem."
Thanks for the detailed clarification, Jim.