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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:26 AM
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Breaking MSNBC: Blast outside Afghan base; Cheney unhurt
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 01:29 AM by RamboLiberal
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17355517 /

An explosion outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan went off Tuesday as Vice President Dick Cheney was visiting, causing an unknown number of casualties but apparently not putting the vice president in danger, officials said.

The blast happened at the first gate outside the base at Bagram, and there were an unknown number of casualties, said Kabir Ahmad, the district chief of the Bagram region.

Maj. William Mitchell said it did not appear the explosion was intended as a threat to the vice president, who was safely inside the base during the blast.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:28 AM
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1. 2 dead, 18 injured, according to CNN International
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 01:43 AM by IndianaGreen
Latest update: explosion occurred inside shipping container (CNN International).
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:32 AM
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2. Are we sure the blast wasn't Cheney gunning down another
friend?
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:42 AM
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5. OMG.
:rofl:

You beat me to it.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:00 AM
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20. We'll have to wait 14 hours to find out
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 11:29 AM
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68. One thing is certain.....
that is the closest that chicken hawk has ever been to combat. Bet that candy ass hits the deck when fireworks goes off any more. :spray: :rofl:
Hope he felt the love. :sarcasm:
Hi agent Mike :hi:
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:19 PM
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84. bit of a difference from quails isn't it?
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:53 PM
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88. Hello AnneD!!
Always good to hear from you.

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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:20 PM
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90. You are never far
from my thoughts Agent Mike.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 12:28 PM
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73. Now that you mention it, where was Harry Whittington during this time?
Hmmmmm...makes one ponder.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:36 AM
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3. he probably sh*t his pants over this. then he probably had ANOTHER
heart attack. (sure, the blast didn't hurt him but did the heart attack kill him?)

just wondering.

(am i being too horrible with this?)

hey dick: first the plane had mechanical trouble & now bombs are going off up your ass. you ever get the feeling god thinks you're an asshole?
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:38 AM
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4. Yeah Dick - no fun when the pheasants can shoot back huh?
eom
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:51 AM
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45. It's Spelled Peasants; not Pheasants!
Please update your dictionary!
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:01 AM
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56. Actually it's no fun when the pheasants or the peasants can shoot back n/t
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:05 AM
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46. Or when they're
bomb chukars.
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:42 PM
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82. *chukars*!!!
Thats a good one!
(being from Montana, I was once hunting this prized upland game bird when I got lost on a dirt road. An old rancher passed by and I asked him if he had seen any chukars...he replied,"nope, them truckers stay on the interstates mostly..."
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 02:33 AM
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15. The Only Kind of Heart Attack Cheney Can Have
Involves falling on one of these

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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 02:59 AM
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19. Yeah someone certainly seems
to be out to get him...God must be pissed at him.
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liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:14 AM
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21. I wish he was just a little more pissed off...
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:47 AM
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6. CNNI reporting 18 causalities
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 01:52 AM by maddezmom
number includes wounded and killed.

BLAST AT AFGHAN BASE KILLS 18 AT GATE WHERE LABOURERS WAITING -P
http://mobile.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL108882.h...
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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 02:08 AM
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13. just heard them say 15 Afghanis, 3 "foreign" soldiers killed
CNN International
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 02:37 AM
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16. 3 non-afghan soldiers among those killed according to bloomberg
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:37 AM
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43. Wow death follows Dick like a dark cloud huh?
14 dead in another article I read-that is some blast.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:14 AM
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22. Reuters - A suicide bomber killed at least 10, Taliban claims responsiblity
BAGRAM AIRBASE, Afghanistan, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people in an attack on Tuesday on the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan where Vice President Dick Cheney had spent the night after an unannounced visit.

~snip~

The former Afghan rulers, the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the blast.
~snip~

Conflicting reports from outside the airbase put the death toll at between 10 and 20 people, with several injuries.

U.S. officials said some foreign soldiers had been injured.

more:http://mobile.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP110507.ht...
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:47 AM
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7. Cheney will just say this is another sign of progress
in his and W's war on the M.E. They are in their last throes. They are really desperate.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:48 AM
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8. Wow.The Bushies missed! They really want to replace Dick in the worst way!
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 01:49 AM by saracat
Too bad for them.Darth Vader is still VP! Seriously, why is a VP with a heart condition traveling to a war zone? Anybody?
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 06:35 AM
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33. Yeah, wasn't there some incident with his plane last week also? If Deadeye gets wacked blame Iran?
First Deadeye Dick's plane has mechanical trouble now the Taliban almost blow the old bastard sky high. He must be getting a little nervous.

This is starting to sound like a Mafia movie except instead of "The Godfather" we have "The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight". Maybe Shrub's purging of the CIA got rid of all the guys who were pros at political assassinations?

Would the Vice President getting wasted be a good enough causus belli for war with Iran?



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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:14 AM
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41. Come on mate ...
> Would the Vice President getting wasted be a good enough
> causus belli for war with Iran?

In the case of that particular VP, it's probably a good enough
cause to send them money!

:evilgrin:
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:50 AM
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9. Is this, Laura, the Ditz's, daily bombing?
We want to know. Oh, wrong M.E. country.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:52 AM
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10. Just give Rambo(Cheney) his $6,000 shotgun. He'll take care of it.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:55 AM
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11. Uninjured? He was probably wearing his lucky coat.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 02:08 AM
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12. !!
:spray:
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 02:19 AM
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14. He looks a little like Rehnquist. n/t
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 02:50 AM
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18. nice one. lucky coat....(he's such a dick! ) n/t
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:03 AM
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38. OMG! LOL!
A classic photo lol
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 02:49 AM
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:43 AM
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23. Thank God Cheney was fine. I couldn't deal with it if that man was made a martyr.
In fact I wish that the black hearted thug would stick around for the next 50 years so that he can see what the history books say about him, but that ain't gonna happen.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:55 AM
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64. The Taliban would have been smarter if they would kidnap Cheney,,,
and release a video of him being forced to dance naked in front of armed insurgents.
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:39 PM
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87. Would want a tiny black stripe over his "manhood" though.
Might get disgusting if uncensored.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:43 AM
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24. Interesting....
Cheney makes a double-secret trip to Pakistan, delivers a message which pisses off the Pakistanis, then just hours later there's a Taliban bomber ready to blow himself up at Cheney's next double-secret destination.

Now, how'd the Taliban happen to know about that secret arrival?

Looks like someone just sent Dick a message. If it were me I'd skip today's meeting with Mr. Hand and head back for my comfy bunker in the Blue Ridge.

Then again, flying doesn't seem too safe for the VP these days, either.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:47 AM
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26. "how'd the Taliban happen to know about that secret arrival?"....
...rather suspicious, isn't it?...
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JawJaw Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 04:52 AM
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27. Dang!
There ya' go again.

Anyone might think this is a conspiracy theory in the making....

(but yeah, the timing does seem highly co-incidental)

'spose the Death Star is on lock-down now...
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:33 PM
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91. Maybe now is a good time to make a long-shot prediction.
Pervez Musharraf will be dead within 72 hours of Dick Cheney's arrival back in the United States. The military dictator who succeeds him will be either a former member of or closely associated with the ISI. For the trifecta, I'll go ahead and say it will be one of the ISI dudes who passed on the fallacious Atta-met-with-Iraqis-in-Prague story.

I may sound like a jerk to some for saying this, until one considers that I am almost never correct. So I may be doing Gen. Musharraf a favor.
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:53 PM
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92. Hey, Pakistan...
Aren't those the people we threatened to bomb back into the stone age? Yeah, that's enough to make them want to off Cheney.
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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:44 AM
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25. Cheney Unhurt; World Disappointed.
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:33 AM
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28. Reuters: Taliban says U.S. base blast targeted VP Cheney
Taliban says U.S. base blast targeted VP Cheney
27 Feb 2007 10:02:10 GMT
Source: Reuters

KABUL, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Taliban said a suicide bomber who killed up to 10 people
at the main U.S. base in Afghanistan on Tuesday was aiming for Vice President Dick Cheney
who was visiting at the time.

"We wanted to target ... Cheney," Taliban spokesman Mullah Hayat Khan told Reuters by
phone from an undisclosed location.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP106715.htm
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:37 AM
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29. non-story.
total non-story.

in fact, i'm not certain i've ever heard a more non-story story than this one.

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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:42 AM
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30. Reuters: South Korean soldier killed in Afghan blast-Seoul
South Korean soldier killed in Afghan blast-Seoul
27 Feb 2007 09:52:04 GMT
Source: Reuters

SEOUL, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A South Korean soldier was among those killed in a bomb attack
outside a U.S. military base in Afghanistan where U.S. vice President Dick Cheney was
visiting, South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

Sergeant Yoon Jang-ho was on guard duty outside the main gate to the base and was killed
in the suicide blast, a South Korean defence ministry official said by telephone.

NATO put the toll from the attack at four, including the bomber. Local police say 10 people
died. An American soldier was among those killed.

South Korea has about 150 troops in Afghanistan on a peace and reconstruction mission.
It also maintains a military presence in Iraq.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SEO228081.htm
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:57 AM
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31. An American soldier and a South Korean , as was a contractor for US gov't
Edited on Tue Feb-27-07 05:58 AM by maddezmom
An American soldier and a South Korean who was part of the U.S.-led coalition were killed, as was a U.S. government
http://mobile.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP120423.ht... contractor
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 05:58 AM
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32. bummer nt.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 06:50 AM
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34. Other than this, democracy is on the march. Right, Dick? nt
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 06:52 AM
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35. They will make Cheney out as a war hero now.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:06 AM
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36. AP: Cheney OK after Afghan Blast; 14 killed

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070227/ap_on_re_as/afghan_... ;_ylt=AsyK5bt76bYKN8cB6JQxjLaROrgF
Cheney OK after Afghan Blast; 14 killed

By ALISA TANG, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in
Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by Vice President
Dick Cheney, killing at least 14 people and wounding a dozen more. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.


Cheney's spokeswoman said he was fine, and the vice president later met with President Hamid Karzai in the capital, Kabul, before leaving the country.

There were conflicting reports on the death toll. Provincial Gov. Abdul Jabar Taqwa said 20 people were killed, while
NATO said initial reports indicated three fatalities, including a U.S. soldier, a South Korean coalition soldier and a U.S. government contractor whose nationality wasn't immediately known. NATO said 27 people also were wounded.

It was unclear why there was such a large discrepancy in the reports.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:14 AM
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 07:28 AM
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37. Yawn. More propaganda. More Anna Nicole!
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:03 AM
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39. Reuters: Cheney says heard "loud boom" when Bagram base attacked
Cheney says heard "loud boom" when Bagram base attacked
27 Feb 2007 12:46:04 GMT
Source: Reuters

MUSCAT, Oman, Feb 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheny heard the bomb
attack at the gate of Bagram Airbase where he had spent the night and was briefly
moved to a bomb shelter, he said on Tuesday.

"They clearly try to find ways to question the authority of the central government,"
Cheney told reporters travelling with him out of Afghanistan on a military plane
to Oman.

"Striking at Bagram with a suicide bomber I suppose is one way to do that."

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP264206.htm
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:30 AM
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42. The Taliban were sending a message
And that message is, we can strike Americans any time, even under a security lockdown.

Of course, Cheney misses the point entirely.
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Francine Frensky Donating Member (870 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 08:49 AM
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44. Probably just a GIANT bouquet of thank-you flowers that slipped out of deliveryman's hands
sorry to joke about a tragedy, but cheney and his "we'll be greeted as liberators" still rankles.

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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:07 PM
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79. great one!
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:05 AM
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47. they'll play it like he almost died, and then NUKE IRAN
just my guess
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:04 AM
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58. Using the BFEE logic, they'll nuke Venezuela n/t
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:41 AM
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48. Cheney unhurt in blast outside Afghan base
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, killing up to 23 people and wounding 20 more.

The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.

Talking to reporters later, Cheney said he heard "a loud boom" and was informed by Secret Service agents that there had been an explosion. (Watch the scene at base where bomb went off )

He was moved briefly to a bomb shelter at the Bagram base, he said, but returned to his room "as the situation settled down."

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/02/27/cheney.afgh...
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junior college Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:41 AM
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49. Oh dear
I hope he's alright

:sarcasm:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:48 PM
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86. I am glad he was not hurt.
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:41 AM
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50. keep shooting his mouth off
....... he's bound to be a target........
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:44 AM
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51. So, um...if we keep Cheney over there...
will it mean there will be a less chance of fighting the terrorists over here?
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:46 AM
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52. Will Snarl apologize to the Taliban?
It's only fair since he was the target this time.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:48 AM
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53. WP: Cheney takes refuge in bomb shelter after Afghan blast

cross posted:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Tue Feb-27-07 08:39 AM
Original message

WP: Cheney takes refuge in bomb shelter after Afghan blast (1 US troop killed)

......

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20 ...

Cheney takes refuge in bomb shelter after Afghan blast

By Caren Bohan
Reuters
Tuesday, February 27, 2007; 8:56 AM

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney was whisked into a bomb shelter immediately after a Taliban suicide bomber struck the main American military base he was visiting in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Up to 14 people were killed, including one U.S. and one South Korean soldier, in the Bagram Airbase attack which rebels said was aimed at Cheney.

He had been in his room at the base where he had unexpectedly had to stay the night after bad weather forced postponement of his trip to the capital, Kabul, about 60 km (40 miles) away.

"At 10 a.m. I heard a loud boom," Cheney said.

Base authorities sounded a red alert and secret service officials told Cheney there had been a suspected suicide attack.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:07 AM
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60. Good thing for Cheney he wasn't reading "My Pet Goat" to the soldiers.

"Vice President Dick Cheney was whisked into a bomb shelter immediately after a Taliban suicide bomber struck the main American military base he was visiting in Afghanistan on Tuesday."

They'd have let him sit around for 20 minutes longer! :sarcasm:
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varun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:51 AM
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54. Things are going swimmigly in Afghanistan - Mann Coulter
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/25/coulter-ends-segmen... /

..Coulter responded, As for catching Osama, its irrelevant. Things are going swimmingly in Afghanistan. Powers blasted Coulter for her answer. Coulter then abruptly decided to end her participation in the middle of the segment, saying, OK, well, good night! It was nice being here. ..

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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:59 AM
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55. The Dicker deserves a medal.
"Chickenhawk Star for Surviving a Non-Threatening Attack, With Oil Well Clusters"

Shoot back, Dick! Aim for the face!
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:02 AM
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57. It may not have been a threat, but it seems to have been a message
We need to get our people the hell out of there.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:04 AM
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59. I Have This Image from LotR: RotK
Of the large, pink-faced Orc who spits at the boulder that just missed him.

Except you know we'd never see Dick in real combat.
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jollyreaper2112 Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:39 AM
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61. of course he's unhurt
Those infidels probably forgot you have to annoint the carbomb with holy water first.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:46 AM
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flying_wahini Donating Member (856 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:48 AM
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63. so when can he go back ?
do you think he ever will go back??????
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 11:00 AM
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65. 23 killed?That's wierd.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 11:08 AM
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 11:15 AM
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67. They missed. Well, that's err, ah, humm, err, ah something. nt
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 11:40 AM
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69. He'll probably return telling combat stories.
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elvisbear Donating Member (545 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 11:46 AM
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70. He's applying for a Purple Heart after stubbing his toe while running to shelter.
:sarcasm:
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 11:46 AM
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71. according to the WH they decided not wake up Bush....
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rail Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 11:58 AM
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72. No no,that wasn't an assassination attempt, he was being greeted as a "liberator,"
Yep, it's like the shrapnel is metal confetti.

I hope Cheney isn't hoping for any post-assassination-attempt lovin' in the polls a la Reagan, who was petering along in approvals), 'cuz I got none to give.

Actually how in teh world they are equating this to a threat on Cheney's life is mind boggling; he was in a fortified compound and no explosives were lobbied inside the structure.
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 12:48 PM
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74. hummmm
Those terrorist are getting out of control... :sarcasm:
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 12:51 PM
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75. Welcome to DU Rail!
:hug:
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:05 PM
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76. what a damn shame.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:07 PM
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77. Now this is weird about motorcade Cheney was in
From KO's Countdown email msnbc.

Cheney was supposed to have had a three-hour visit with Afghan President Hamid Karzai; the visit was cut to just an hour. Arriving in Kabul for the visit, the veep and the press were ushered into a heavily fortified motorcade. All passengers were instructed to buckle the seat belts, and were warned of a bumpy ride. The road was closed, but there was no apparent effort made to control people on the street, who wandered the throughway as the motorcade rolled by.

Trying to make Cheney in to a martyr?
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MyDogSpot Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:07 PM
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78. I shared a psychic moment w/99% of the planet
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Ladydawnelle Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:19 PM
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80. that's too bad
that would solve half of our problem (maybe the biggest part of it) jmo
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 01:20 PM
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81. Shouldn't that read "Cheney still undead".
Oh when will this all end?

Iran and Iraq aren't threat to anyone but the corporations. Otherwise, the whole world would be with us. Not just Poland.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:16 PM
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83. I'm pretty sure you'd need a wooden stake through the heart to harm Cheney.
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jakem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 03:42 PM
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85. Cheney takes refuge in bomb shelter after Afghan blast

Up to 14 people were killed, including one U.S. and one South Korean soldier, in the Bagram air base attack which rebels said was aimed at Cheney.

He had been in his room at the base where he had unexpectedly had to stay the night after bad weather forced postponement of his trip to the capital, Kabul, about 60 km (40 miles) away.

"At 10 a.m. I heard a loud boom," Cheney said.

Base authorities sounded a red alert and secret service officials told Cheney there had been a suspected suicide attack.

"They moved me for a relatively brief period of time to one of the bomb shelters nearby," he said. "As the situation settled down and they got a better sense in terms of what was going on, then I went back to my room until it was time to leave."

NATO's death toll in the attack was four, officials said. A Reuters photographer at the scene saw an additional 10 bodies, putting the total at 14.

A U.S. government contractor, whose nationality was unknown, was among those killed and 27 people were wounded, NATO said.

"We wanted to target ... Cheney," Taliban spokesman Mullah Hayat Khan told Reuters by phone from an undisclosed location.

In Washington, the White House said it was unclear how the suicide bomber had been able to get close to the base.

"At this point, people are still investigating what happened, so we don't have a firm answer for you," White House spokesman Tony Snow told reporters.

Snow called it an "isolated attack" and declined to say whether it was a sign of Taliban strength.

"We've often said about acts of terror: An individual who wants to commit an act of violence or kill him or herself -- very difficult to stop," Snow said.

U.S.
President George W. Bush's initial reaction to the attack was concern about whether Cheney was all right, he said.

Soon after the blast, Cheney -- who officials say was never in danger from the blast at the sprawling base -- went ahead with talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the capital.

Asked if he had ever considered changing his plans to go to Kabul, Cheney said that was "never an option."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070227/pl_nm/cheney1_dc ;_ylt=Aj8KEjVD9dOfAUU7JALP13CyFz4D
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 06:36 PM
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89. Darn.
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