Cheney Survives Assassination Attempt In Afghanistan

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.

6 Responses to “Cheney Survives Assassination Attempt In Afghanistan”

  1. Mad Patriot says:

    I’m glad he’s okay too, but I wish he’d at least been a little scared. I think our foreign policy would be a lot more reasonable if those making it were the ones who actually had to feel the repercussions once in a while.

    This should also serve as proof positive that the job in Afghanistan remains unfinished after 5 1/2 years, thanks to the distraction of Iraq.

  2. Kathy says:

    “This should also serve as proof positive that the job in Afghanistan remains unfinished after 5 1/2 years, thanks to the distraction of Iraq.”

    Word.

  3. Songbird says:

    Ditto on that Word.

  4. Stereo word.

    Or would that be word on steroids?

  5. Cindi says:

    Word on the Emergency Broadcast System…world wide!

    I have to admit, though, I didn’t take the whole “assasination attempt” thing seriously. Bases are bombed very, very regularly…like several times a day. I would bet it wasn’t an attempt on Cheney as much as it was normal fare. But it makes for good press.

  6. Kathy says:

    Cindi, I didn’t think of that, but I bet you’re right.

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