Twenty-three other people weren’t so fortunate. This doesn’t sound like the most competent of operations:
The incident took place at the outermost security gate of the sprawling base, far from where Mr. Cheney was staying at the time.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing and said Mr. Cheney was the target of the attack, news agencies reported. Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claimed to be a Taliban spokesman, told the Associated Press: “We knew that Dick Cheney would be staying inside the base.” He said the bombing was carried out by Mullah Abdul Rahim.
Maybe Cheney would be safer if he just stayed in his “undisclosed location”. I know our democracy would be.
Okay, I’m being jokey about this, but I’m glad he’s okay.