Not quite – George Bush, you are an arrogant fucking asshole to believe that you have such vision. You are a murderer, a war criminal, and a coward. And your assessment is so inconsistent with reality that you are probably insane, as well.
The history of the Corps is now being written by a new generation of Marines. Since the attacks of September the 11th, 2001, more than 190,000 men and women have stepped forward to wear the uniform of the Marine Corps. Like the Marines who have come before them, this new generation is serving freedom’s cause in distant lands. Like the Marines who have come before them, this new generation faces determined enemies. And like the Marines who have come before them, this new generation is adding its own chapters to the stories of liberty and peace. And years from now, when America looks out on a democratic Middle East growing in freedom and prosperity, Americans will speak of the battles like Fallujah with the same awe and reverence that we now give to Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. George W. Bush at the Dedication of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, 10 November 2006.