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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:39 AM
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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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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:42 AM
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1. someone trying to tell him something?
Isn't this like the second time this has happened to Dick?

Is this a record for US VPs?
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:42 AM
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2. spider hole! spider hole! cheney's in a spider hole!
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:44 AM
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3. What? He didn't grab an assault rifle and go after the evildoers?
What kind of message does that send to our enemies?

That our leaders "cut and run" at the first sign of trouble?

Why does Dick hate America?
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:49 AM
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6. Dick Rambo's weapon of choice
is the shotgun, not the assault rifle.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:54 AM
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8. Right you are
Hard to hold an assault rifle and a drink at the same time.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:45 AM
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4. no where does he even mention in passing the deaths of the 14
or many more wounded. :puke:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:52 AM
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7. takes a lot of security for VP-other congresscritteres!!
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 09:47 AM
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5. So when does he pop his little bald head out to tell us if we have 6 more weeks of winter?
eom
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:19 AM
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12. {{ Snort }}
:spray:
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:00 AM
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9. My friend was stationed at Bagram for 6 months
he actually stopped a suicide bomber from getting onto the base. I know news like this must be so hard for him to hear - the soldier who was killed could have been a friend of his. In fact, my girlfriend had organized sending care packages to this base while he was there. We have photographs of my friend driving around delivering all the goodies, all the soldiers so happy to be getting treats and to have been thought of. The world is so small. God, will this nightmare ever end.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:09 AM
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10. The second boom came from Cheney's trousers, which were also evacuated.
Guess there were no flowers to greet him.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:16 AM
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11. BWhahaha
that was good
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:36 AM
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13. DRAT! Exempted again!




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FreeStateDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 10:42 AM
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14. Big Dick immediately needed toilet paper and a clean diaper.
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liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-27-07 12:28 PM
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15. so you think it scared the shit out of him?
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