As soon as the jury for the Scooter Libby trial headed for deliberation, Vice President Dick Cheney headed for the border and hasn't set foot in the US yet. Just coincidence, of course. Yesterday he was kicking around Afghanistan when a suicide bomber made a statement by poofin' himself at the entrance the US military base where Dick was sucking down hotcakes. Didn't come close to the Veep, who took it all in stride. I mean, this IS the guy who popped a cap in his hunting buddy's face last year. It's just kinda funny -- Dick heads for the hills to avoid getting grilled by the press and almost gets racked up in Iraq instead.