Fallujah will go down in Marine Corps history as one of the toughest, grittiest urban fights the Marines ever fought. Right up there with Hue. Their complete and devastating victory over the insurgents and al Queda in Fallujah set the stage for all of Iraq to become free from al Queda. The sacrifices, directly taken by the Marines there, helped convince the sheiks in Iraq that some Americans, the ones that counted, were willing to fight for a long time to rid the country of al Queda and the thousands of foreign fighters that infected Iraq like a cancer. It's no coincidence that the "Awakening" that has allowed Iraq to garner some semblance of normalcy started in the Anbar province after Fallujah was cleared out by the Marines.
The Marine victory in Fallujah is legend.
But not to Obama.
He spoke to the Marines yesterday, and in his entire speech, all 3,582 words, he never once says the word "victory". He's standing in front of hundreds of Marines who fought in Iraq, many in the Battle of Fallujah, and he believes he owes more to the Leftards that voted him into office than he does to these Marines he now commands. So he can't even mention victory because that would hurt the feelings of all those Leftards he smoozed in San Francisco and put the lie to all the claims he and other Democrats made about how we would, and should, lose in Iraq.
He's looking into the eyes of hundreds of Marines who had made more honorable sacrifices for their country by the age of 22 than he ever will in his entire life, and he can't bring himself to acknowledge their biggest victory in the latest war they've fought.