hahahahahahahahahaha finally the yanks get a sense of humour we can understand.
Oh they weren't joking.Well in that case thank them for giving me the chance to post this link.I just love showing how hard their training is for this 'elite' Corps http://www.mcrdpi.usmc.mil/training/matrix/index.htm
Even back in the days of the WRAC the entry requirements for the girls was harder than it is for the USMC.
Funny that they claim this just after the film '300'. A general reading of the history of Sparta from classical sources (rather than a recent Hollywood movie or the original) and their social structure (i.e. woman and Children segregated from 'the men'), might make the English less prone to want to be seen as Spartans; the Greeks generally, and the Spartan's by rumour and interpretation, had what would be considered contemporarily as very loose sexual morality. If the USMC want to push the analogy, I'd suggest they read some Wilhelm Reich perhaps with a dash of Freud.
Amusing, ain't it, how some of the US's most highly decorated or successful soldiers wind up believing their society has been overthrown by vested interest. It would be nice to hear a neocon view of this chap, or (Republican) President Eisenhower. Where's Lipo when you need a laugh?