Our Favorite "Cats of War" Reader Captions

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May 9 2011 2:56 PM

Our Favorite "Cats of War" Reader Captions

Last week,

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uncovered shocking details and images from the defense department's top-secret

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As serious as this highlyclassified operation is, some of the photos we acquired are admittedly kind offunny.

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So we put it out to ourreaders on Facebook to come up with the bestcaption for the above photo. Here are our finalists out of 127 entries :

Third runner-up: "I can hazparashoot." Dax Ross

Second runner-up: "Theypromised us 72 freshly opened cans of tuna." Kim Loughran

First runner-up: "SpecialForces: Visit strange and exotic lands. Meet new and interesting people. Andthen shed on them." MisterJay Em

Winner: "Geronimeow!" Jonny Cache

Congratulations to Mr. Cache!You went for the obvious pun, and we loved it (and so did the voters on Facebook ). You'llbe receiving a copy of Jacob Weisberg's Palinisms in the mail shortly.

Photo illustration by Holly Allen, photograph by GiuseppeCacace/AFP/Getty Images.

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Jeremy Stahl is a Slate senior editor. You can follow him on Twitter.