Being the president comes with a lot of perks. You have a chef. You have a plane and a helicopter. You never sit in traffic. You can always get a reservation. You travel with a coterie of burly men who will gladly shoot anyone who tries to mess with you. People laugh at your corny jokes like you're Chris Rock. But best of all, if you want to meet the special-ops dog that took part in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, you can. While the dog remains a mystery to the rest of us, and has somehow yet to be interviewed by Meredith Vieira, Obama met with the SEAL pup earlier today during a visit to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, according to a Luke Russert tweet, where he also convened privately with the human SEALs who helped the dog kill bin Laden. Before meeting the canine warrior, Obama was given some advice :
One team member noted that a dog was part of the assault team and would be present at a later meeting, the source said. "I recommend you bring treats," the team member joked.
Hahaha. Seriously, though, better bring a treat, because he'll immediately rip to shreds anyone who doesn't, as per his training.