'Eichelberger admitted that the American intervention was based on faulty premises... but he still believed that America's motivations were superior to the selfish interests of the Japanese, British and French. He was puzzled that the Russian people could not perceive America's moral superiority. He concluded that this failure was due to the corruption and inferiority of Russian society itself... "all the inhabitants are dirty and smell like billy goats," and "the average place here is so unsanitary and dirty that no white person could live in it." He concluded, "Few of the men or women seem to posses any of the solid virtues which have made America a great country."'
-- Paul Chwialkowski, In Caesar's Shadow: The Life of General Robert Eichelberger (1993), p. 23