Washington - It's exactly 20 years this Monday since Dick Cheney accidentally shot a Texas attorney during a Dan Quail hunt at a chicken ranch belonging to the Kennedys.
Or so the story goes.
The incident is said to have left a deep impression on the former US Vice President's psyche - not to mention a bullet hole in his hapless lawyer pal's chest.
Recalling the incident at a US Duck Society annual meeting this weekend Cheney voiced fears for Saddam-ousting ally Tony Blair now that sitting duck open season had returned to Baghdad.
"I've sent him a pair of bullet-proof flack jackets from my personal designer collection," Cheney told the George Town meeting, "along with some surface-to-heir missals that Dubya gave me as spares."
Coincidentally tomorrow also happens to be a special anniversary for Blair himself marking 20 years since the Bush/Cheney Iraq War poodle became the UK Labour Party leader.
The multi-millionaire mobster has apparently hired London's Royal Albert Hall to commemorate the occasion which he intends to fill with champagne, caviar bash and 500 intimate friends.
What could possibly go wrong??