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27 February 2007

Afghanistan : Bagram Base Bombed, But Dick Cheney Escapes Unscathed ...

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Bagram base in Afghanistan attacked

A suicide attack has killed at least 18 people, including one American soldier, at Bagram air base in Afghanistan, where Dick Cheney, the US vice president, is visiting, officials said.
'Course it's all okay, everyone.


No real harm done.

Dirty Dick Cheney escaped unscathed.

Oh, well ...

Read the relevant Al Jazeera-English report.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does this sound?

He gets over any shock - just long enough to get back home all in one piece - and no person or country can be directly blamed for harming him. But that his dickey ticker suffers a delayed action, reaction -- and pretty soon afterwards goes phft!

Ya think?

11:25 am  
Anonymous Rex said...

The picture says it all, Richard.

But one day Cheney WILL get his.

11:48 am  
Anonymous bluey said...

Ahhhh! So the poor old VP's having a bad day.

I see China just kissed him off too.

China disputes Cheney on military plans

2:03 pm  
Anonymous stu said...

sorta semi off topic
dick's been doin a lotta globe trotting lately
now i hear whispers condi could be being undermined

just sayin

3:15 pm  
Anonymous relay said...

Whatever happens to Cheney right now, will he ever be safe to step outside the US again, once he's out of power?

I know that if I were he - I wouldn't want to find out.

5:04 pm  
Anonymous Tom V said...

Well, its hard to comment on something as desperate, as a suicide bombing attempt, to kill someone else, be the target the VP, or someone else.

But that artist of that caricature enlightens and simplifies the matter, to its basic and unvaried truth, which characterise all modern wars throughout recent centuries:
While war means to some selected few people the opportunity to obtain unheard of profit-levels, and a shortcut to fabulous wealth, there are many more of those, who it means the shattering of their Peace and their lives as they knew it. It means utter devastation, and Hell on Earth.

For those who somehow missed the classic piece: War is a Racket by ret. Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC written in 1935, are urged to read it. The General can not be charged to be a naïve fool and dismissed as such, or someone who wouldn't know the considerations, surrounding the issue of war and Peace. He himself struggled with it for decades, and even lived in denial for a long time, before he wrote his famous essay with the devastating strength, unrelenting focus and bitterness of a man, who has finally recognized that he had been deceived and used throughout his life.
War is a Racket by Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler, USMC (ret.)

9:30 pm  
Anonymous Lesley said...

How convenient for the ongoing Bush marketing Iraq-war campaign to have Cheney a mile away from a suicide bombing. I don't believe a single thing those fuckers say (excuse my language).

Btw, have you seen this? Sy Hersh: U.S. Funds Being Secretly Funneled To Violent Al Qaeda-Linked Groups.

The lunacy goes on and on... Tom Tomorrow has a lovely cartoon describing perfectly the insanity of the neocons.

4:52 am  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

I was pleased to see Smedley Butler got a mention here by tom v. Did you know that Butler and his accomplishments, both on and off the battlefield, both good and bad, have been banned from mention in U.S. history books in the schools?

Three generations of Americans never heard of him.

I suppose all countries are selective about the history officially taught to children. It is up to us to keep the omissions alive and pass them on.

12:07 am  

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