Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Condi Gets Ironic Award

AFP Photo, 10-05-06. Condi wears bullet-proof vest for perilous 50-foot sprint.

Here's the entire AP article:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has received an Air Force Academy award for contributions to U.S. defense and security.

Rice was given the Thomas D. White National Defense Award during a visit to the academy last week.

The award is named for a former Air Force chief of staff. The academy presents the award annually.

Rice was national security adviser and secretary of state under President George W. Bush. She now teaches at Stanford University.

Haw, contributions to U.S. defense and security. Are they being purposefully perverse? I suppose one could say that by ignoring the famous "Bin Laden determined to strike" memo, she certainly contributed to keeping the Air Force busy.

I wonder what the award is? A certificate? A paperweight? Neato, Condi!


Allen said...

My Dad won one of those. You get an actual medal that looks like a military medal in a nice presentation case, a smaller version of the medal that you can wear on your shirt for, I guess, formal occasions and a little ribbon version that you can wear in the button hole of your lapel. You also get a certificate in a nice holder like you would use to display a college diploma.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Condi, however, just got a brick.

samael7 said...

And a bib. I'm guessing she had lobster thermidor on the flight.