Some say that the USSR fell not because of Ronald Reagan but because at long last the Russian Army had been abused and neglected to such an extent that they no longer would support the Kremlin. (The facts are truly horrid.)
Now that Rumsfeld seems to be rushing into obscurity, not unlike the similar retreat of the Vice President, the recent chief of the British Army is suggesting that their Armed Forces are also treated poorly.
“…wages paid to soldiers were “hardly impressive” and “some accommodation” was “frankly, shaming”.”
…the fundamental ethos of the armed forces, he told his audience: “One’s loyalty must be from the bottom.” link to the BBC
As our troops return to the USA, and they will, and we will win this war, and fools will become quiet, and we will have peace among us, their poverty must not also shame us.