This springs from the famous quote
"Old men start wars, young men end them."
I think the world would be a better place if the people in charge put their lives on the line and not some faceless figures.
The soldier marches on for the drums beat.
The soldier marches on for the politician beats his chest.
The soldier drinks whisky with shaky hand for he is scared.
The politician drinks whisky with shaky hand for he is drunk.
The soldier fights for flag and friend.
The politician fights for greed and glory.
The soldier dies young.
The politician dies fat.