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Cheney's Plane Diverted

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Rough Mix, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    On MSNBC. Is it on the ground?

    Edit: MSNBC.com
  2. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I don't see anything about this on the wire, and we don't have MSNBC on here.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Cheney's plane diverted to Singapore
    Reason for course change on flight from Australia to U.S. unknown
    Updated: 10:02 p.m. CT Feb 24, 2007

    The plane carrying U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney from Australia to the United States was diverted to Singapore on Sunday because of unspecified problems, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said.

    "I am not aware of the full circumstances and I have not been told except that it has been diverted," Howard told reporters in Sydney.

    "As to the precise circumstances I'm not as yet advised," he said.

    Australian media including Sky Television and Australian Associated Press reported that the plane had experienced unspecified mechanical problems.

    A spokeswoman for the U.S. consulate in Sydney said she was not aware of the circumstances or of Cheney's proposed route and referred further questions to the White House.

    The United States embassy in Singapore said it was not aware of any problems with Cheney's plane or of his planned route.

    Cheney's plane left Sydney's international airport at about 9 a.m. to return to the United States.

    Cheney was in Sydney as part of a trip to thank Washington's Iraq war allies Japan and Australia and to reassure them that President Bush's plans to inject 21,500 more troops would help quell violence.

    Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters.

    URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17321413/
  5. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    Sounds to me like a group of pissed off quails are seeking revenge.
  6. Why? Cheney never shot them.
  7. Maybe he got horny.
  8. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    Ah, but that was his intention when his lawyer friend got in the way. If I was a quail, I'd be pissed.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member


    Why do you hate America, Ellis?
  11. Because I'm a gay-loving, God-hating, flag-burning, draft-dodging Communist.
  12. Well, there's an invitation for Yawn, the thread-killer, if I've ever seen one ... any minute now ..
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