A New Rambo, But The Same Ending

Suicide attacks dominate the headlines, but here's one that didn't happen. A U.S. Army officer in Afghanistan reports that last month a suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden Toyota Corolla up to an Army base in Kabul, where an Afghan nicknamed "Rambo" was guarding the gate.

Rambo wears an Army-style uniform but isn't allowed to pack heat, so he uses a big red pipe, which he sometimes slams on car hoods to slow them down. Anyway, as the suicide bomber approached, he got hung up in the gate. Rambo reached into the window and yanked the bomber out before he could detonate the explosives. Rambo's reward: Troops passed a hat and handed him a wad of cash.

By Paul Bedard