Are your troops subject to the same death sentence you are? Perhaps you can be persuaded to surrender for their sake.
We are Patriots, not mercenaries. Our lives belong to the Great Cause Of Democracy.
Well, we are mercenaries, not patriots, our lives belong to us.
And right now so do your lives. We'd like to be able to convert them into currency, rather than ash.
In that case you are going to have to spend money in order to make money.