"Very well...I accept. I'll show you how a Prussian officer fights." To which Steiner* replied, "And...I'll show you...where the IRON CROSSES grow."
That exchange goes through the mind of U.S. Senator Blumenthal(D.Conn) every time he's cornered and asked: "WHY HE LIED ABOUT BATTLE LAURELS?"
*In the movie...CROSS OF IRON...Steiner asks Lieutenant Stransky "Why is this piece of metal so important to you?"