From the Latin, mistranslated

“Let me caveat you this” said Alexander Haig
(A Newspeak neologism that means “to caution” or “to warn.”
Red, White, and Blue the symptoms of this pompous plague:
The Red he robbed of rhetoric, reciting rants forlorn;
The White he wasted writing wrong, inviting scorn;
The Blue he blew by blowing on his bloody horn;
A military moron, not just dumb but vague.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2019