King of the Chickenhawks
Many of the usual suspects who pissed their pants at the thought of service and possible personal danger, but this one is a rare moment of truth from one of their great statesmen about what they really think:
Henry Kissinger: Kissinger's take on our brave men and women in uniform? "Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy." -- Henry Kissinger, as quoted in "The Final Days" by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in chapter 14. Page 194 in the paperback version (1995). Kissinger has never denied saying it.
There ya go.