Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cheney Has a Blast in Afghanistan

Bomb within earshot of Cheney kills 23
By ALISA TANG, Associated Press Writer

In what the Taliban claimed was an assassination attempt, a suicide bomber attacked the main gate of a U.S. military base Tuesday within earshot of Vice President Dick Cheney. The explosion killed 23 people, including two Americans, and delivered a propaganda blow that undercut the U.S. military and the weak Afghan government it supports.

The bomber struck about 10 a.m., and U.S. military officials declared a "red alert" at the sprawling Bagram Air Base while Cheney was rushed to a bomb shelter. Cheney, who had been stranded at the base overnight by a snowstorm, met with President Hamid Karzai in the capital before heading back to the United States via the Gulf state of Oman.

"I heard a loud boom," Cheney told reporters aboard Air Force Two en route to Oman. "The Secret Service came in and told me there had been an attack on the main gate."




I don't see what all the panic was about. Cheney made it a point to bring his lucky shotgun with him on the trip. Clearly there was no need to rush him to a bomb shelter. How terribly emasculating for this great warrior.





Harry Whittington, who was invited on the excursion to Afghanistan, declined the invitation, claiming that his "face still hurts".

10 Comments:

At February 28, 2007 1:47 AM, Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

LOL, the right is angry that many are unhappy that the idiots missed him!

 
At February 28, 2007 4:19 AM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

When I read the headlines that Cheney was OK, I thought, "That man has never been ok in my book." I do think it's funny that Dickie was going on and on about how stable it is over there.

 
At February 28, 2007 8:30 AM, Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

My first thought was wondering how they could've missed him (but I really have no idea at what point a suicide bomber decides it's time to blow). Then my husband pointed out that even beyond the many thousands that have died due to his actions, now these (23?) are dead due his personal presence. Now I wonder if that thought has dented his armor-plated hide? ~~ D.K.

 
At February 28, 2007 8:34 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

I very much doubt it, D.K. An egomaniac like that only cares about one thing. Right now he's thinking how lucky he was to have that human shield of 23 between him and the bomb.

 
At February 28, 2007 9:11 PM, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

yep, Afghanistan is under our control alright

 
At March 01, 2007 2:28 AM, Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

i normally don't like the host of this show but this is an excellent one minute section about cheney

http://tinyurl.com/26prdv

 
At March 01, 2007 4:56 AM, Anonymous Glenda said...

We are doing a splendid job of turning the ant nest over and stirring them up with a stick. How many more fundamentalists justify their violence because of our violence??

 
At March 01, 2007 5:32 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

First thought that came into my head when I heard about this was, if at first you don't succeed............

 
At March 01, 2007 6:56 AM, Blogger Psychomikeo said...

I think the media is lying....... Rumor has it Cheney recived a fatal head wound but survived, just like it says the Antichrist would in the bible.

 
At March 02, 2007 6:42 AM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

Dick, one would think, after such a close call on his own demise would see things a bit differently. But that would mean seeing things realistically. So, instead, we get the same old song and tap.

 

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