Best Defense

Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Winners in the Best Defense POTUS/P4 caption contest

You’re all winners, of course — that’s why you read this blog. I actually liked a lot of the submissions, even though it kind of deteriorated near the end. (Caddyshack? And someone forgot blog rule 19: Try not to post comments after consuming four or more drinks.) Anyways, thanks for the laughs. I’ve long been ...

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images/White House Press Image
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images/White House Press Image
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images/White House Press Image

You're all winners, of course -- that's why you read this blog. I actually liked a lot of the submissions, even though it kind of deteriorated near the end. (Caddyshack? And someone forgot blog rule 19: Try not to post comments after consuming four or more drinks.)

Anyways, thanks for the laughs. I've long been an Elmer Fudd fan, so one of my favorites was Conormannix's "Be vewy vewy qwiet … we're hunting insurgents."

But I think the winner is this, from Thomas Sheehy (I had posted it as an anonymous contribution, but in a follow-up e-mail, he said it is OK to ID him): "But wait, there's more: I'll throw in an extra troop surge absolutely free! Just pay shipping and handling."   

You’re all winners, of course — that’s why you read this blog. I actually liked a lot of the submissions, even though it kind of deteriorated near the end. (Caddyshack? And someone forgot blog rule 19: Try not to post comments after consuming four or more drinks.)

Anyways, thanks for the laughs. I’ve long been an Elmer Fudd fan, so one of my favorites was Conormannix’s “Be vewy vewy qwiet … we’re hunting insurgents.”

But I think the winner is this, from Thomas Sheehy (I had posted it as an anonymous contribution, but in a follow-up e-mail, he said it is OK to ID him): “But wait, there’s more: I’ll throw in an extra troop surge absolutely free! Just pay shipping and handling.”   

And to those of you who posted from Bagram — congratulations on your nerve! I’m impressed you found that much vodka out there.

Meanwhile, here are some terrorist fist bumps in Bagram:

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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