03 Sep 2012

“Tell Me, Great Hero, But Please Make It Brief..”

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It is, I think, impossible to identify any historical figure who can equal Barack Obama’s unique and astonishing record of undeserved accomplishment. From the Nobel Peace Prize awarded on no actual basis whatsoever to the Presidency itself, achieved on the record essentially of a presidential campaign piled on top of a totally undistinguished record of non-accomplishment and underachievement as a state senator, Barack Obama has successfully gathered every laurel, won every blue ribbon, been crowned with every honor, without ever actually doing anything to merit any of them.

The latest distinction headed for Barack Obama’s personal trophy case seems particularly incongruous, but who can quarrel with the fates when they are determined on further comedy?


The White House Press Office announced today that President Obama will soon be inducted into the Special Forces Association and receive an honorary Green Beret.

Officials have said the honor will be bestowed in an upcoming September 11th ceremony at Fort Bragg.

The honorary beret comes in recognition of the President’s decisive role in covert operations throughout the world during his term — including the killing of Osama bin Laden last year in Pakistan, and his combat action in Afghanistan months ago.

Army Public Affairs has confirmed that Lieutenant General Charles Cleveland will personally present Obama with his beret and a specially engraved Fairbairn-Sykes combat knife.

The knife, traditionally used by elite soldiers world-wide since the beginning of the 20th century, will have the President’s name stamped on the blade, along with the names of deceased Special Forces Medal of Honor recipients Randall Shugart and Gary Gordon, immortalized in the novel and film Black Hawk Down.

The presentation will be in a small but highly anticipated ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center.

Read the whole thing.


The best reaction came from commenter Tim at American Digest, quoting Bob Dylan’s Tombstone Blues:

John the Baptist, after torturing a thief,
Looks up at his hero the Commander-in-Chief,
Saying, “Tell me great hero, but please make it brief,
Is there a hole for me to get sick in?”

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Put the cammo on an empty chair .

cindy ryan


cindy ryan

David, is this a joke?


Nope. The Seals, btw, already gave Obama a trident some time ago.

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Folks, the Duffelblog is a military humor/sarcasm site. It’s a joke.


This would be like the Council on Physical Fitness giving an award to Michael Moore for a documentary on exercise.


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