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US Embassy Attacked During Cheney Visit

The rocket attack did nothing to interrupt the vice president's activities in the embassy.

A rocket exploded near the US embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday, an Iraqi defence official said, during a visit by US Vice President Dick Cheney to the heavily fortified mission.


Smoke could be seen rising near the US compound shortly after the blast, which was heard at around 6:15 pm (1415 GMT). The Iraqi official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, could not say if there were any casualties.

Cheney's movements during his visit are being kept secret for security reasons, but the vice president later confirmed at at a press conference that "I spent today here basically in our embassy and military headquarters."

Reporters covering Cheney's trip to Iraq were ushered from their workspace here after hearing a muffled boom that rattled the windows.

A spokeswoman for Cheney, Lea Anne McBride, said "his meeting was not disrupted and he was not moved" as a result of the explosion.

Will the Taliban claim that Bin Laden was behind this attack, too?

As to be expected, the lunatic commenters at Democratic Underground are disheartened that Cheney survived. After perusing several comments, I have to ask: are these people even human?

Hat tip: NewsBusters


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Comments (31)

Of course we all know that ... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

Of course we all know that anonymous commentors at the D.U. represent the entire population of the left currently, so we might as well try the ol' guilt by association card again, eh Kim?

Cherry picking unhinged comments from a website, that weren't even written by the people who actually run the site, is really desperate and pathetic but it's to be expected here.

Re: "Cherry picking"<... (Below threshold)
89:

Re: "Cherry picking"

Nah, those comments are pretty consistently nutty. DU isn't really a blog though, so the distinction between tier 1 posters and regular commenters are not the same as here.

>Cherry picking unhinged co... (Below threshold)
Brett Buck:

>Cherry picking unhinged comments from a
>website, that weren't even written by
>the people who actually run the site,
>is really desperate and pathetic but
>it's to be expected here.

So, the regulars and the people who run the site are jumping all over the few, unrepresentative, loonies, right?

I thought so.

Yes, please, get all huffy ... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

Yes, please, get all huffy about the comments at DU.
That draws your wrath, got it.

Never mind that one of the most protected people in the world makes an unannounced visit to Iraq, and someone with a rocket launcher on the inside knew about it.

That's progress in Iraq!

Why, Iraq is no different than Indiana in the summer. That's what a republican congressman said, so it must be true!

Brett,Excellent po... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Brett,

Excellent point. I have noticed that when Freepers see someone getting out of hand, the let them have it pretty quickly. Usually followed by something like "this isn't DU you know." LOL.

"Of course we all know t... (Below threshold)

"Of course we all know that anonymous commentors at the D.U. represent the entire population of the left currently, so we might as well try the ol' guilt by association card again, eh Kim?"

She never said they were. Kim identified the the cuplrits as "the lunatic commenters at Democratic Underground", and never suggested that the comments were representative of the "entire left", AWP.

As a card-carrying leftinista I wasn't offended, and you shouldn't be either -- unless you are one of the lunatic commenters on the page she linked.

If DU is so understanding, ... (Below threshold)
Ran:

If DU is so understanding, etc. "POSER" , go over there and "Defend" Cheney, just a little bit!.. see how long your post lasts..LOL.. I know, now I'll hear how Cheney isn't worth it. And YOU KNOW they'd yank your post in 30 seconds!

The terrorists are getting ... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

The terrorists are getting killed by the Sunni. So they are trying any PR stunt they can, no surprise here. DU is known liberal *. Some liberal posters seem to come from that liberal *.

Here is a bit of good news. Wonder why liberals don't want to encourage more of this.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0705080694may09,0,6231460.story?coll=chi-newsopinion-hed
These Anbar leaders aren't just jawing. Thousands of Sunnis have rushed to join local police forces, with tribal leaders' encouragement. "The progress has inspired an optimism in the American command that, among some officials, borders on giddiness," The New York Times reported. "There are some people who would say we've won the war out here," one Marine officer said.

Damn it!.. Lee made sense!.... (Below threshold)
Ran:

Damn it!.. Lee made sense!.. (He on his meds again?)

I am glad that Cheney is ov... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

I am glad that Cheney is over there to give encouragement to our troops and Iraqui allies fighting the terrorists. He needs to be there to counter the encouragement to the terrorists by Reid/Pelosi.

See, AWP - Wizbang has nutc... (Below threshold)

See, AWP - Wizbang has nutcakes like LoveAmerica Immmigrant, a poster child for wingnuts everywhere to be sure, but not representative of the entire right.

Darn it, Lee, here I was go... (Below threshold)

Darn it, Lee, here I was gonna compliment you on your good sense, and then you go and attack someone like LAI, so I gotta rescind it.

My apologies for ever thinking that a lefty could have good sense.

CCG, Notice that Le... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

CCG,
Notice that Lee cannot answer my args. So all Lee can do is to make adhominen attack. That 's expected of him. He is here purely to spin. Lee is a founding member of Brian 's club. And "AWT" (AVerage wizbang troll) is a "new" member of that club.

Are democrats human? The an... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Are democrats human? The answer is plain. They believe in evalution and haven't quite evolved yet. Too much baboon remains in their gene pool.

It isn't just on DU, it's everywhere a democrat speaks or writes. Being proud of being responsible for the slaughter of 3-5 million in Southeast Asia is one thing. They are also proud to have murdered 50 million + - babies in the past few years. Now they are leading up to the slaughter of millions of Iraqi's.

Who cares what libtarded mo... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

Who cares what libtarded moonbats at DU have to say?

It's only words....

Anyone can rage on with words....the problem is, all this will continue until some kind of climactic trigger explodes the far LEFT and the far RIGHT into a confrontation.

On THAT day.....things will get settled.

They believe in evalutio... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

They believe in evalution and haven't quite evolved yet.


What a fitting handle you have, scrapiron. Useless, old junk that sits in a yard and collects rust. Scrap iron indeed!

And then some other loser said

On THAT day.....things will get settled

Oh yea, I am sure every bitter aging overweight suburban white man with his tub of guts wife and Guns and Ammo subscription will take up arms and go blow up the local bookstore/coffeehouse where the traitor liberals hang out.

You guys are so bitter, it's comical!

LoveAmerica Immigrant make... (Below threshold)
dr lava:

LoveAmerica Immigrant makes the most significant point here and it is ignored.

Why? Because the wizbang crowd doesn't give a shit about America, or our troops in Iraq. The only thing that matters is hating what they call libs [their neighbors and friends] and submitting to a Bush/republican/conservative ideology that is dead.

Love America Immigrants link is vitaly important as is the PSA's which no one at this site ever discuss.

I can prove the dishonesty of most of the folks posting here by asking questions like:

Have you READ the "U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act". Do you even know what it is?


Have you read David Petraeus Field manual on insurgency? What is the troop/citizen ratio Petraeus recomends for Iraq?


D.U. = Drooling Underachiev... (Below threshold)
RFA:

D.U. = Drooling Underachievers.
Lee aspires to be the leader

You guys are so bitter, it'... (Below threshold)
RFA:

You guys are so bitter, it's comical!
Posted by: average wizbang poster at May 9, 2007 07:16 PM


And you are so idiotic it's pathetic.

So RFA, did I hit close to ... (Below threshold)
average wizbang poster:

So RFA, did I hit close to home, or what? Another bitter aging white man as you describe yourself

5'10"
140 lbs.
53 years old
Wife Jolene
Six Cats
Four Daughters
(Two in College)
No Money

Yes, the DUers are human. ... (Below threshold)

Yes, the DUers are human. Unfortunately, though, their hearts and minds are deadened by seething hatred. Only DU's whip-bearing (well, tombstone-bearing) Skinner keeps them just barely in line, and then only to avoid any embarrassment to himself. Were he to loose the leash, their hatred would explode in an instant into depths of vile blackness that we simply cannot now even imagine. It's something both amusing and terrible to witness; amusing because of their complete and total lack of any influence on anyone or anything, and terrible because it plainly shows how far humans can descend into irrational hatred.

Dr. Lava, here's some resea... (Below threshold)

Dr. Lava, here's some research for you.

How many of the armed forces used in WWII would have passed the tests in the "U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act"?

The answer would probably shock you.

It's just another smokescreen to try to achieve surrender without paying the political price. And the lefties know there is a political price to pay if the public perceives them as surrendering... the lengths they go to avoid that perception shows that. If they weren't afraid of paying the price, they'd just pass a bill of surrender and announce it.

What a fitting handle yo... (Below threshold)
Taltos:

What a fitting handle you have, scrapiron. Useless, old junk that sits in a yard and collects rust. Scrap iron indeed!

Scrap iron is in fact a very valuable material and neccessary for the production of many things like making cast iron.

Yeah, real tough, tough guy... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Yeah, real tough, tough guys those terrorists-- aimlessly launching RPGs into the Green Zone hoping to hurt someone or something, anything really. They know what would happen if they tried a real assualt.

Sort of like tough, tough guys who sit behind a computer screen, launching verbal assualts and invectives against people whom they normally wouldn't otherwise have the balls to do so up close and personal...

But I disgress.

Peter - Yet they will repor... (Below threshold)

Peter - Yet they will report back to their Mosques and claim that they "nearly killed the Vice-President."

It's like saying my blog had 150 hits yesterday, but "I nearly had 100,000."

AWP-(Ass Wi-Per)-you don't ... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

AWP-(Ass Wi-Per)-you don't have the gonads to say that to old Scrapiron face to face-just like your surrender monkey buddy liberals.

She never said they were... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

She never said they were. Kim identified the the cuplrits as "the lunatic commenters at Democratic Underground", and never suggested that the comments were representative of the "entire left", AWP.
As a card-carrying leftinista I wasn't offended, and you shouldn't be either -- unless you are one of the lunatic commenters on the page she linked.

You know, average wizbang poster, when even LEE takes you down for hyperventilating, that's gotta hurt.

D.U. = Drooling Underach... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

D.U. = Drooling Underachievers.
Lee aspires to be the leader

Now, now, even Lee looks down in distain at the D.U.---give him that credit at least.

See, AWP - Wizbang has n... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

See, AWP - Wizbang has nutcakes like LoveAmerica Immmigrant, a poster child for wingnuts everywhere to be sure, but not representative of the entire right.

I knew Lee would have to contradict my "hyperventilating" observation...I didn't realise it would be so soon.

Oh, well...

below average wiz poster - ... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

below average wiz poster -

I was not talking about run of the mill random acts at some yuppie bookstore.

Some yet unknown event will trigger BOTH sides to confront each other dramatically.

And on THAT day clown if you think only over weight suburban white men will represent the far right you better stay home under your bed.

Funny how some people equate married overweight suburban white men as far right, THAT must mean the the far left must be OTHER than white, single, skinny, urban and living with mommy.
Oh well........

US Embassy Attacked Duri... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

US Embassy Attacked During Cheney Visit

Women and minorities hardest hit.




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