Insurgents Attack Cheney
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
(SNN Kabul) A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the United States military base hosting Vice President Dick Cheney. The Taliban has taken responsibility for the incident; so has some guy in Cleveland.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that they chose the target based on Mr. Cheney’s presence. Some are saying that this newest incident once again shows that the Administration should not provide the Taliban with the location of high ranking officials. However, the Vice President himself has called this policy “a winning strategy.”
Speaking to reporters, Mr. Cheney recounted his experience. “I heard a loud boom. The Secret Service came in and told me there had been an attack on the main gate.” Mr. Cheney was moved “for a brief period of time” physically, but not emotionally.
Asked by reporters about his reaction to the Taliban claim of responsibility for the attack, Mr. Cheney said: “I’d say that if this is the best the Taliban can do, I am going to live forever… I think I’m having a heart attack.” The Vice President was the attended by the elite cadre of heart specialists that travel with him constantly.