Yes. That was sarcasm about Lemay. He was behind the firestorms in Tokyo. The fact that he opposed it speaks volumes.
What annoys me is that nowadays, anyone who questions anything the Allies did in WWII is dismissed as a Lefty revisionist. Actually, the revisionists are the "War Is Hell" armchair tough guys who justify any atrocity because "we" did it. Traditional conservatives most likely opposed it.