November 10, 2012 is the 237th birthday of the finest fighting force in the world – the U.S. Marine Corps. Thank you for keeping us safe, Marines. Semper Fi.

GEORGE W. BUSH vs BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: Two different Commanders-in-Chief. Two different reactions from the Marines.

When President George W. Bush asked this young Marine if he had any regrets…


An apology from a Three Star Marine Corps General. This ‘Letter of Apology’ was written by Lieutenant General Chuck Pitman, US Marine Corps, Retired:

I humbly offer my opinion here:

I am sorry that the last seven times we Americans took up arms and sacrificed the blood of our youth, it was in the defense of Muslims(Bosnia, Kosovo, Gulf War 1, Kuwait, etc.).

I am sorry that no such call for an apology upon the extremists came after 9/11.

I am sorry that all of the murderers on 9/11 were Arab Muslims.

I am sorry that most Arabs and Muslims have to live in squalor under savage dictatorships.

I am sorry that their leaders squander their wealth.

I am sorry that their governments breed hate for the US in their religious schools, mosques, and government-controlled media.

I am sorry that Yassar Arafat was kicked out of every Arab country and high-jacked the Palestinian “cause.”

I am sorry that no other Arab country will take in or offer more than a token amount of financial help to those same Palestinians.

I am sorry that the USA has to step in and be the biggest financial supporter of poverty stricken Arabs while the insanely wealthy Arabs blame the USA for all their problems.

I am sorry that our own left wing, our media, and our own brainwashed masses do not understand any of this (from the misleading vocal elements of our society like radical professors, CNN and the NY TIMES).

I am sorry the United Nations scammed the poor people of Iraq out of the “food for oil” money so they could get rich while the common folk suffered.

I am sorry that some Arab governments pay the families of homicide bombers upon their death.

I am sorry that those same bombers are brainwashed thinking they will receive 72 virgins in “paradise.”

I am sorry that the homicide bombers think pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and other noncombatant civilians are legitimate targets.

I am sorry that our troops die to free more Arabs from the gang rape rooms and the filling of mass graves of dissidents of their own making.

I am sorry that Muslim extremists have killed more Arabs than any other group.

I am sorry that foreign trained terrorists are trying to seize control of Iraq and return it to a terrorist state.

I am sorry we don’t drop a few dozen Daisy cutters on Fallujah.

I am sorry every time terrorists hide they find a convenient “Holy Site.”

I am sorry they didn’t apologize for driving a jet into the World Trade Center that collapsed and severely damaged Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church – one of our Holy Sites.

I am sorry they didn’t apologize for flight 93 and 175, the USS Cole, the embassy bombings, the murders and beheadings of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, etc….etc!

I am sorry Michael Moore is American; he could feed a medium sized village in Africa.

America will get past this latest absurdity. We will punish those responsible because that is what we do.

We hang out our dirty laundry for the entire world to see. We move on.

That’s one of the reasons we are hated so much. We don’t hide this stuff like all those Arab countries that are now demanding an apology.

Deep down inside, when most Americans saw this reported in the news, we were like – so what? We lost hundreds and made fun of a few prisoners. Sure, it was wrong, sure, it dramatically hurts our cause, but until captured we were trying to kill these same prisoners. Now we’re supposed to wring our hands because a few were humiliated?

Our compassion is tempered with the vivid memories of our own people killed, mutilated and burnt amongst a joyous crowd of celebrating Fallujahans.

If you want an apology from this American, you’re going to have a long wait!

You have a better chance of finding those seventy-two virgins.



  1. While out driving today, unaware of the Marines birthday, I saw a young man running along the highway with a Marine Corps flag. And yes, that is pronounced “core”, NOT “corpse” Mr. President.

    My thanks to Mr. BNI for his service and to BNI for hers. After the tragic election America needs all the patriots she can get, unfortunately they are not appreciated by so many ungrateful and foolish people.

  2. many happy returns proud for what you have done and for what you
    will do in the future ..glad to see some based in Australia must
    be proud that the number based here has upset so many potential
    larger opponents..shows the high regard they have of the MARINES

  3. Thank the Lord for Marines. And for all Marines reading this; Thank you. We know you stand for, and by, the American people and true Patriots LOVE you! We love all our armed forces!

  4. Dear BNI & BNI readers:

    Great tribute and nod to the US Marine Corps. My two favorite quotes about the Marines are as follows and as an American both quotes make me not only proud but makes me smile as well…

    “The Marines I Have Seen Around The World Have The Cleanest Bodies, The Filthiest Minds, The Highest Morale, And The Lowest Morals Of Any Group Of Animals I Have Ever Seen. Thank God For The United States Marine Corps!”

    “They (Women Marines) Don’t Have A Nickname, And They Don’t Need One. They Get Their Basic Training In A Marine Atmosphere, At A Marine Post. They Inherit The Traditions Of The Marines. They Are Marines.”

    The first quote is from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt who in 1945 had that blunt, no nonense statement about our boys. The second quote is Lt.Gen. Thomas Holcomb, the USMC head honcho who in 1943 was asked what kind of “cutesy” nickname or acronym were the newly formed women’s marines reserve going to receive? The leading nickname I believe was WAMs (Women’s Auxiliary Marines). Holcomb would have no WAC-like name. They were to be marines.

    As someone who professionally and on a personal interest have interviewed many, many WWII veterans (both men and women); these two quotes referring to WWII era serving Marines are my favorites. As the WWII veterans, now most are octogenarians continue to lessen in number; these quotes make me think of when they were young, dedicated and knowing they had a job to do. And I smile.

    The marines preceeding their era and those coming after- I appreciate their sacrifices on the USMC birthday. Noting that tomorrow is Veterans Day, I as a former Navy brat can’t help but to add a nod and thank you as well to the Army, Navy, Airforce, Coast Guard and two more uniformed services- though not military or “veterans” in legal terms; the US Merchant Marines and US Civil Air Patrol have always stepped forward during a military crisis as needed.

    To the American men and ladies in uniform. A job well done.

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