Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Assassination attempt on VP Cheney fails

As Vice President Cheney visits the troops in Bagram, Afghanistan, there was an assassination attempt made on his life by a suicide bomber who killed 23 people just outside the entrance to the base.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, killing up to 23 people and wounding 20.

Cheney was unhurt in the attack, which was claimed by the Taliban and was the closest that militants have come to a top U.S. official visiting Afghanistan. At least one U.S. soldier, an American contractor and a South Korean soldier were among the dead, NATO said. [Read the whole article.]
Our prayers go out to the families of those whose lives were lost and also to those who are injured.

If the link provided no is longer available, try this one.

Big Dog has a rather intriguing and disturbing article about this as well. Please check it out. Have a nice day. Matt Drudge has an interview that was taken with VP Cheney in Afghanistan. (If that link is no longer available, try this one.)

Source: USA Today.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should've set up more of an exclusion zone - 10 miles away from the gate - no unauthorized people or vehicles.

I'd cite this one as a serious flaw in security measures for a visit by the VP.

2/27/2007 9:34 AM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

I am so angry I could spit. Do you know that the rats on the morning talk shows are saying it wasn't anything serious?! Just an assassination attempt? Oh, I see. Can you imagine if that would have been Al Gore??? I'd still be furious. Even though I can't stand the guy. Arghh.

2/27/2007 9:43 AM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

You look so much like my brother! It is astonishing. :)

2/27/2007 9:44 AM  

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