Friday, 23 February 2007
The three amigos
New South Wales laws were recently changed to allow Dick Cheney and his personal bodyguards to carry guns while in Sydney.
Cheney and his entourage will also travel in bullet-proof limousines.
Protesters will not be so lucky and have been warned to take extra care.
Cheney shot his best friend Harry Whittington, 78, in the head on a hunting trip in Texas.
Under Operation Warwick, Deputy Commissioner, Special Operations, Terry Collins said all efforts would be made to ensure that accidents were kept to a minimum.
"While we acknowledge the individuals' right to voice their beliefs and opinions, and to protest in a lawful manner, mistakes do happen" said Mr Collins.
"Police will be ensuring that protesters move along without delay, in fact we encourage them to move quickly and in a zig-zag fashion, as it is more difficult to hit a moving target."
In a speech to the Australian-American leadership dialogue in Sydney, Mr Cheney had nothing but praise for John Howard, who allowed him to carry firearms in Sydney.
At this stage it is unclear if Dick Cheney will visit the safe shooting room in Kings Cross.