President Trump announced Wednesday night the military canine who chased down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before he detonated a suicide vest over the weekend, will be leaving the Middle East within the next week to be honored with his handler at the White House. President Trump also declassified the canine's name, revealing it as "Conan."
Thank you Daily Wire. Very cute recreation, but the “live” version of Conan will be leaving the Middle East for the White House sometime next week! https://t.co/Z1UfhxsSpT— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019
Conan was injured during the operation that took out Baghdadi, but quickly returned to work. The canine has conducted at least 50 missions.
“The mission was a difficult, complex, and precise raid that was executed with the highest level of professionalism, and in the finest tradition of the U.S. military.” - @CENTCOM Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie Jr. pic.twitter.com/5tU7mZw1hv— Department of Defense ???? (@DeptofDefense) October 31, 2019
The announcement came after the Democrat media complex spent hours fretting over the President's tweet of a meme showing him awarding Conan with a the "Medal of Honor."
I've requested details from the @WhiteHouse on this photo.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 30, 2019
There was no such canine event on today's @POTUS schedule but there is a Medal of Honor ceremony set here for later today for an active duty Green Beret. https://t.co/NESINT9J4b