May 06, 2011

Obama Honors SEALs That Killed Bin Laden

Fox News has the story:

President Obama has met with the assault forces who carried out the strike on Osama bin Laden and has awarded them a presidential citation.

The White House says the president, along with Vice President Joe Biden, met privately with the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., to thank them for their service.

Obama met with the full assault force involved in the raid in Pakistan carried out by Navy SEALS and also with helicopter operators who got them there. He awarded the units involved a Presidential Unit Citation -- the highest such honor that can go to a military unit -- to recognize "extraordinary service and achievement."

In a show of respect, the special operations team presented President Obama with a rare unit patch to wear on his Commander-in-Chief's jacket, something I'm told has not been done for other recent Presidents.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 6, 2011 05:11 PM

Would it be out of line to suppose that Obama asked for that patch rather than it was awarded to him out of respect?

Posted by: I-RIGHT-I at May 6, 2011 07:01 PM

He was awarded the Order of the Blue Falcon? I'm shocked ;)

Posted by: karlj at May 6, 2011 07:21 PM

Since he has never worn his commander in chiefs jacket, there is no telling what he will do with the patch.

Posted by: Professor Hale at May 6, 2011 11:09 PM


These are big men looking for big jobs. On the other hand, he is a small man obscured by a big job.

Thank God for these big men.

Posted by: Maddog at May 6, 2011 11:30 PM

To these men, it could be an inside joke: the Blue Falcon being a reference to a Buddy F#@ker, one whose actions lead to f'ing over a buddy. On a yellow backbone, surrounded by Reds, it fits the pretender teleprompter reader to-a-tee.

Posted by: twolaneflash at May 7, 2011 05:44 PM

Heh. Priceless. I doubt anyone in his circle of sycophants would know the meaning of that patch and clue him in on it.

Hope they got one for Biden, and everyone else on the White House Team.

Posted by: AW1 Tim at May 9, 2011 09:02 PM