posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 01:37 PM
If this story is true, and they felt there was a legitimate threat of an assassination attempt at Arlington, then why the heck would they send the
Vice President?? Was that their way of saying "Don't kill Bush, but you can kill Cheney- he's expendable!"???
Granted, I know the President is far more important than the VP. But it seems odd to me that if there was a serious threat that they would send
either of them.
I remember being told that wherever the President of the United States is, that is the safest place in the world to be at that given time. The
security is incredible and beyond what we can imagine. The Secret Service scouts these places far in advance of the President's arrival, and have
teams on the ground at at the location days before the President even arrives. Despite the layout of Arlington, the fact that citizens can come and
go throughout the cemetary, and the wooded areas surround it, I think that with our technology and manpower we could have easily secured the area.
Simply flying overhead with IR cameras and whatnot could help locate any lone sniper hiding out in the woods, correct?
That being said, if the right people wanted Bush dead, then they could do it. But I think that those people are on Bush's side! After all, his
father was head of the CIA and has plenty of connections.
I did used to have a theory that Cheney would either be assassinated or step down prior to his term ending, and that whoever took his place would have
the momentum and popularity of being VP and use that to run for President in '08. But I think that opportunity for that to happen has passed. And I
think that if it did still happen, none of the Republican Presidental candidates would accept the job of VP because of the work they need to do to get
elected as it is. If Cheney did leave for one reason or another, it would probably be Condi Rice that would replace him. But, who knows?
I watched the ceremony at Arlington on Veterans Day, and I did think in my mind that it was odd that Bush wasn't there to lay the wreath. I know
that the author of the story about an assassination attempt on Bush said there was a media blackout regarding plot in the US, but I'm still going to
need a more known and/or reliable source before I can believe this story. That will likely never happen, if not for many, many years after the
I still get a chuckle out of them sending Cheney as a sort of guinea pig, if this story is truly credible. And on that note... if a sniper was there
to take a shot at Bush, do you think he would pass up on taking a shot at Cheney? Or do you think the fact that it was clear Bush was still in Texas
and that Cheney would be there and the plot was uncovered, kept the sniper from even showing up?