Skip to comments.Police clear Cheney over shooting accident
Posted on 02/17/2006 12:35:59 AM PST by Aussie Dasher
Texas police have cleared US Vice President Dick Cheney of any wrongdoing over the weekend mishap in which he shot a 73-year-old hunting companion in the face.
They say no charges will be filed.
Sheriff Ramon Salinas says an investigation had determined Mr Cheney shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington by accident, therefore no legal action was needed.
Mr Cheney sprayed Mr Whittington with birdshot on Saturday when he turned to shoot a quail while hunting on a southern Texas ranch.
Mr Whittington is expected to be released from hospital next week.
Can we now get back to talking about important matters?
my brother dusted me lightly, once, years back.
it inspired some choice words over that evening's meal, but no acrimony.
he had forgotten his lane of fire, and I had bent to pick up a bird... he didn't see me and fired on a quail. I caught a few pellets at some significant distance. no wounds, just welts.
LOOOVE the sticker!!! Where can I get one?
Wow, I had not heard about this. You do know that nothing is news until it's reported by the Austalian media.
There is always:
I don't know that that one can be had, but (speaking of hunting) I made an invaluable one for my car during the 2004 campaign:
Kerry: Wrong for Geese
Wrong for America
So it would seem! LOL!
That's a ripper, too! LOL!
Here's the problem:
February 12, 2006
CHENEY SAYS SHOOTING OF FELLOW HUNTER WAS BASED ON FAULTY INTELLIGENCE
Believed Shooting Victim Was Zawahiri, Veep Says
Vice President Dick Cheney revealed today that he shot a fellow
hunter while on a quail hunting trip over the weekend because he
believed the man was the fugitive terror mastermind Ayman
Mr. Cheney acknowledged that the man he sprayed with pellets on
Saturday was not al-Zawahiri but rather Harry Whittington, a
78-year-old millionaire lawyer from Austin, blaming the mix-up on
"I believed I had credible intelligence that al-Zawahiri had
infiltrated my hunting party in disguise with the intent of
spraying me with pellets," Mr. Cheney told reporters. "Only after
I shot Harry in the face and he shouted 'Cheney, you [--word removed--]' did I
realize that this intelligence was faulty."
Moments after Mr. Cheney's assault on Mr. Whittington, Mr.
al-Zawahiri appeared in a new videotape broadcast on al-Jazeera to
announce that he was uninjured in the vice president's attack
because, in his words, "I was in Pakistan."
An aide to the vice president said he believed that the American
people would believe Mr. Cheney's version of events, but added, "If
he was going to shoot any of his cronies right now it's a shame it
wasn't Jack Abramoff."
At the White House, President George W. Bush defended his vice
president's shooting of a fellow hunter, saying that the attack
sent "a strong message to terrorists everywhere."
"The message is, if Dick Cheney is willing to shoot an innocent
American citizen at point-blank range, imagine what he'll do to
you," Mr. Bush said.
Tom Daschle is saddened, deeply saddened.
All I can say to the kooky liberal left looneys is "Ha Ha, Another of your conspiracies right down the toilet!!" They are still ranting on Err Amerika about how this is an entire set-up by the Bush WH. These people must NEVER BE ALLOWED TO BE IN CHARGE OF OUR MILITARY AGAIN, NEVER!!
This whole fiasco was a joke. As for the Sheriff, can't wait to read his book "Peppered: The True Story" The Great Oz Has Spoken