Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Pa Cheney's Black Bottom

Sorry, the title is a non-sequitur, but that doesn't change that the AP reports:

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.

Cheney said the attackers were trying "to find ways to question the authority of the central government." The Taliban said Cheney was the target.

About two hours after the blast, American lawyer and quail-shot target Harry Whittington flew to Afghanistan to coach the wounded 20 in the best way to apologize to Vice President Cheney for ruining his trip.

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Blogger Mike said...

If only he could communicate with the scores of dead. They're the ones who really screwed up his trip.

Ungrateful bastards.

12:56 PM  
Blogger George said...

I thought about making a joke about the dead but thought it was too tasteless, especially because I couldn't think of anything funny enough.

1:07 PM  

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