I don't know about you, but I think the Taliban's attempt to assassinate Dick Cheney today was a key episode in the War on Terra. I mean, it was utterly half-assed (there was no way the bomber was going to get to Mr. Undisclosed Location), and yet hugely powerful just the same. "Symbolic" is the word the Times uses, and I think that's apt. I mean, if you're a Taliban/al-Qaeda cell commander in Kabul, and you hear that Cheney is in town, isn't it - to borrow the vice president's assessment of another kind of atrocity - a no-brainer to do something like this?