Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cheney's Surprise Visit To Bagram

If you haven't heard, there was a suicide attack on a base that Vice President Cheney was making a surprise visit to, this morning.

Now almost everyone agrees that attack was aimed at Dick Cheney. After all, he was making an unannounced visit into a war zone. What other assumptions could one make?

Lets look at the facts.
1. The suicide bomber is dead, so he's not talking.
2. This base and other bases get hit all the time.
3. Cheney made a surprise visit. I think we can assume that the Taliban didn't receive a hand written invitation.
4. Supposedly the Taliban stepped forward and said that they failed in going after Cheney.

Perhaps a bone caster read the debris, consulted the spirits and came up with the motive?

A pragmatist might look at the event and conclude that the timing of the attack and Cheney's visit, were mere coincidences.

The news media looks at events, and invents a sensationalist angle to redefine the truth.

But what if they are right. What if Cheney was the target? This raises some interesting issues.

Someone in Cheney's security detail must've alerted the Taliban. Who is close to Cheney that is working to have him killed? Is it someone in the White House, Secret Service or the Afghanistan government or military.

Or maybe the motive wasn't killing Cheney but to simply create the illusion of a targeted hit? After all, the bomber got nowhere near him.

If we believe the media, then do we have a conspiracy of traitors in Cheney's chain of command, trying to get him killed, or was this staged to create sympathy for Cheney?

I think the simplest answer is that the bombing was part of the war that the media doesn't bother to even report anymore. Cheney, just happened to be there. As the media's quest for truth is at the level of asking, "Where are Paris Hilton's Panties?", they aren't really qualified to cover stories in the real world. Its no wonder than they'd just make crap up to sensationalize a story.

So, did they find Paris Hilton's Panties in the debris?

5 Comments:

At 11:35 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

The reporter there said the bomb went off a mile away from cheney. So I doubt they were aiming for him. I think you're right this was a routine bomb (sadly bombs are routine these days) and it just happened to be a mile from cheney. Either that or the bomber person was given the wrong address.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger scott said...

I've got them here

PH'sPs that is

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Or maybe the motive wasn't killing Cheney but to simply create the illusion of a targeted hit? After all, the bomber got nowhere near him.

Man, I hope not. That would be a level of cynicism I'm not sure I could stomach. Wow.

(But after 6 years of this show, nothing surprises me anymore.)

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Bush and Cheney have taught me how to reach inside and find levels of cynicism, heretofore unknown by mortal ken.

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger Mort said...

The tin hat rider never quits! I love it, welcome to the brigade. Sling Blade: I like the way you talk.

 

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