President Obama Met the SEAL Team Six Dog

US President Barack Obama addresses troops at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, May 6, 2011 after he met and decorated the "full assault force" behind the clandestine raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a White House official said. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden held a series of closed door meetings with special operations troops, then decorated the entire force handing out Presidential Unit Citations, the highest unit award he has the power to grant. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: JIM WATSON

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.

Obama thanks, awards team in bin Laden raid [MSNBC]