February 2010, pre assault on Marjah, Afghanistan
… We've got to be done with this. Where's coming back here Merat [???] Marine you've done, cameras off, no negative, negative.
I agree with one thing that's been said, it is about how good you look.
These cammies make my bum look fucking awesome.
I see a whole bunch of you rags, that motivates the shit out of me.
Fucking professional! why professional? Is that what we're called? I think you are all some crazy god damned mother-fuckers.
Not one speech – now we've been talking about this, I'm kind of upset about the general's speech, I'm kind of upset about the Battalion commander's speech -– I haven't got any fucking goose bumps yet!
Have you all been motivated about this yet?
I know you have all figured out another secret that the Marine corps has. We don't tell you shit. And we play games. And I knew that we were leaving tonight, fucking seven months ago!
We didn't tell you all because we didn't want you all to get fucking pissed off. You might be envisaging us when you kill the enemy.
But mother-fucker you are going to be pissed.
Morsham [???] fuck that. What'll you all want to hear? You all want to hear the white sleeves.
I'm not fucking doing the white sleeves.
We've got to fucking step across this parade deck in this god damned coat.
I'm not doing that shit.
Danches[??] I don't like you.
The white sleeves, that's too long – you all know John Glenn's speech, did I tell you that yet?
Right, we'll do that, we'll do that real quick.
Who knows who John Glenn was?
John Glenn eh?
John Glenn first American to orbit the earth in space. Was a senator for the state of Ohio. Oldest man to go back up into space, because he's a PT god.
Before all of that he was a fucking marine. An air winger though, a pilot. Right captain [???]
Combat Camera, get the fuck away from me.
John Glenn 1974, ran for our senate, against a politician named Howard Metzenbaum [???], Howard Metzenbaum was a sorry mother-fucker. John Glenn at this point was a Marine, first American to orbit the earth in space, Howard Metzenbaum asked him how he could run for senate when he had never held a job.
What the fuck would you do if someone says that shit to you?
Now I'm going to change a little bit of this -- I can it's my world -- John Glenn said “is that right? I served 23 years in the United States Marine corps. I fought through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my job, it was my life that was on the line. And this wasn't a 9 to 5 job where I could take the time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank. I ask you to come with me as I went the other day to a Veterans hospital. And you stand there, you look at those men with those mangled bodies –- you look them in the eye and tell them that they never held a job. You come with me and visit any gold star mother. You look her in the eye and tell her that her son never held a job. You come with me to the space program and visit the widows and the orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their dads never held a job. You come with me on this Memorial Day weekend coming up at the Arlington national cemetery, where I've got more friends than I would like to remember and you stand there and you watch those waving flags you think about this nation and you tell me that those people never held a job. FUCK!
I'll tell you Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of your life, thanking god, that there are some men who have held a job and they required a dedication of purpose, a love of country and dedication of duty that was more important than life itself. Their self-sacrifice is what made this country fucking possible.'
Is that bad ass? → OROAR!
Fuck you all!
Is that bad ass? → OROAR!!!
Hey Roger that. Hey Hopier [?] are you motivated → oroar
I see you …
Right quiet professionals fuck all that.
Fuck all this talk about doing what you've been trained to do.
You all know damned well – you all get out there and you fucking do shit. Because of the marine to your left and the marine to your fucking right. God country and corps don't matter at that point. Let the Taliban throw the fucking women and children in front. We won't shoot, we'll just fucking creep out around them with a cup of coffee slap them on the shoulder and say what the fuck is your problem.
Let them try to fight the United States Marine corps conventional
What the fuck is wrong with the stupid mother-fuckers?
Shoot at me!
Bring the AA gun down bitch.
Let's fucking do this.
You're going to do what you need to do for fucking each other. Not for anybody else. And it's tomorrow -– or maybe in a couple more days as it might take a bit longer than that –-people on Mars [???] will be on their knees every day of their life, thanking god that angry -- the string has been cut lose, you can't fucking stop us now. What the fuck are they going to do now?
Shit fuck you get up!!
Walgren's speech is a near accurate account of the Glenn-Metzenbaum exchange.
Walgren’s speech about Glenn, a retired pilot, astronaut and eventual U.S. senator, largely stands up as accurate, with a few dramatic embellishments. For one, Metzenbaum did not say that Glenn had “never held a job.” What he said was close, though: He noted that Glenn had ”never had to meet a payroll,” according to media accounts of the debate.
"How can you run for Senate when you've never held a 'job'?"
Glenn: "I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I was through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions.
"I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, it was my life that was on the line. This was not a 9-to-5 job where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.
"I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day to a Veterans Hospital, and look those men with their mangled bodies in the eye and tell them they didn't hold a job.
"You go with me to any Gold Star mother, and you look her in the eye and tell her that her son did not hold a job.
"You go with me to the space program, and you go as I have gone to the widows and the orphans of Ed White and Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their dad didn't hold a job.
"You go with me on Memorial Day coming up, and you stand on Arlington National Cemetery — where I have more friends than I like to remember — and you watch those waving flags, and you stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell me that those people didn't have a job.
"I tell you, Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men — SOME MEN — who held a job. And they required a dedication to purpose and a love of country and a dedication to duty that was more important than life itself.
"And their self-sacrifice is what has made this country possible.
"I HAVE HELD A JOB, HOWARD!"