"The British were chickens, but these new men. . .These American Marines. . . They fight like animals, like they're not even human."
- Intercepted radio transmission from Taliban commander after losing Karamanda to 1st Battalion 2nd Marines, Afghanistan 2010
While we ponder that thought in respectful, joyous appreciation, some quotes about the United States Marine Corps. For example:
"I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all."
- Marine General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders