Doug Stanhope Is a Funny Guy
You can tell by the way he keeps smiling during this interview that he thinks himself quite the wit (some profanity, NSFW):
Actually, he comes off as a dimwit. A DNA testing kit isn't standard equipment on a Navy SEAL's belt? Gee, what a brilliant quip, until you realize that this wasn't a standard raid. Do you think maybe the SEALs knew they were going to make an attempt at Bin Laden, so they brought along non-standard equipment for the purposes of identifying the target?
Note the completely unsurprising news about whom he supports for president. Ron Paul, the choice of 90% of all kooks and crackpots. Note as well the omnipresent drink; it's not pink lemonade. According to a commenter at the HuffPo:
He talks a lot of sense, and to those talking about having a drink is a sad attempt at being edgy, he's not doing it for that. He's an alcoholic and feels he can perform better drunk so he drinks.
Almost all drunks think they're amazingly funny.