Famous last words
Funny story (more correctly, a cautionary one) from the Civil War (aka War of Northern Aggression -- altho since it began with the Confederacy firing on Fort Sumter, shouldn't it more properly be called "The War of Southern Aggression?")
Whichever -- the point is that arrogant bravado is never the exclusive property of one faction or another.
Sedgwick was directing artillery placements.
1864 -- the Union Army was convinced the war was pretty much all over.
Sedgwick strode around in the open and said:
"What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? I am ashamed of you. They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."
He repeated it a second time:
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."