I felt genuinely disgusted with this mission.
1. With the necessity of having to torture.
2. With the shallow political speech, the opinion of the writer.
3. With merits of delivery, the shock content backfired. People are forcing themselves to like it for sake of appearing edgy.
4. For a sloppy Haines ending, where R* missed a great opportunity to hold the mirror for the player.
Exactly right, this mission was poorly delivered, pointless and a missed opportunity.
R* could have held a mirror, tell us what we do is wrong. Hell, Haines could have been the big bad antagonist, and his whole shtick near the end was also he had a problem with the protag's merciless killings. That sure, he wanted to save his own ass, but you were doing horrible things as well. Give real depth to our actions. Like the Watch_Dogs ending, where they could have given up you a credit sequence where all the people's names (the people you killed) come up and show you how all the murder wasn't worth it. A waste of possible character development and morality.
Also, yes, I was very sad for Kerimov. Why did T drop him off at the airport with no money, passport or ticket?