The following is the complete text of Commander William Adama's speech at the Battlestar Galactica's decommissioning ceremony.
The Cylon War is long over. Yet we must not forget the reasons why so many were asked to sacrifice so much in the cause of freedom.
The values we fought for are still worth preserving today. The cost of wearing the uniform can be high, but...
...Sometimes it's too high.
You know... we fought the Cylons to save ourselves from extinction, but we never answered the question... why? Why are we as a people worth saving?
Look at us. We tell ourselves we're noble, intelligent creatures. Children of the Lords of Kobol. But we'll still let people go to bed hungry because it costs too much to feed the poor... we still commit murder for greed or spite or jealousy...
...Jesus, we suck. "Oh, look at us, we're humans, we're so awesome. We can play god, create life, and refuse to take responsibility for what we've done." Yeah frakkin' right.
We're such shit. We're the flawed creation. More of an excretion.
Look at us. Look at me. Godsdammit.
In fact... You know what? Here's how much we suck. If there was a new Cylon invasion taking place right now, say on one of our most developed and populated planets, you know what I'd say? "Good! Come on in, Cylons. Nuke us into oblivion. Exterminate this miserable race, this boil on the ass of the universe."
Frak us. Frak every single godsdamn one of us.