I chose Solid Snake. I have played the first MSG and from what I can tell, Snake´s covert tactics would enable him to win. Direct confrontation is not always the best approach, as I have personally learned. Sudden strikes from the shadows can be more effective when fighting combatants that are skilled in open warfare.
I fought on the battlefield. I retired to embrace a life of discovery and profit. I carve my own path in life and am better for it.