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Yes Arnold may well have felt a mix of grievences and an inclination to think he was giving his all for a lost cause. Things where a bit grey if I’m not mistaken when he skipped town as it were. Obviously I’m British so I can’t really critisise his choice in flags, but I do applaud the sentiments of many in Britain who met him after the war. Not sure if he was a bad human being, although he certainly showed disloyalty and a self serving interest, he was a talented soldier, if the British had won he’d have been a hero at least in Britain, but since they lost he was a traitor in both places.
Washington’s admirable personal qualities are doubtless a principle reason why he kept command and went on to lead his country, sensibly and wisely through its earliest years.