Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say ‘These wounds I had on denial-of-service day.’
Recently, over at The Moderate Voice, Tony Campbell took the legacy of Bush and tried to make Bush-ade:
A bit about my history with the outgoing Bush Administration: I volunteered, worked as a paid advance staffer, and served in two transition teams for President George W. Bush from June of 1999 through the summer of 2002. I worked for him because I believed in his message of “Compassionate Conservatism” and I still think that he was the best candidate to become President of the United States in 2000. In 2002, I resigned from my presidential appointment because of White House’s change in direction for domestic policy.
I read with interest the transcript of the interview with Secretary of State Condi Rice and I have to agree with her assertion that history will take a much kinder look at Bush’s presidency than his current critics because of one unmistakable fact… we have not been attacked again. Yes, I know that the economy is in a shambles; our foreign goodwill is at an all time low; his approval rating is hovering around 25%; and he will not be up for any academic prizes in the near future, BUT all of that is secondary to the fact that we live in a world where there are organized people who have stated their wish to attack the United States again through terrorist activities and they have been unsuccessful.
Not so fast there lil leg-humper.
This morning: a devastating attack on our freedom and liberty and other God-given stuff:
Hamas H.Q. Bombed; Power Line, too
Talk about disproportionate response. Just an hour or so after Power Line posted a series of videos from the Israeli Defense Forces–videos that, as Scott discovered, YouTube had pulled–we experienced a Denial-of-Service attack from a cabal of a half-dozen servers in the U.S. The attack sought to make Power Line and the videos we are hosting inaccessible by overloading our server. Our data center promptly registered the attack, and then defeated it by placing Power Line behind an advanced computer called a Cisco Guard. This device recognize(sic) malicious Internet traffic and defeats it.
Yet it does not strike one as quite right that Islamists can will good content out of existence, does it? So we’ve placed the IDF videos on a Content Delivery Network, which is a network of hundreds of computers throughout the world. When you click on a video, the version nearest you will be delivered to your computer. This will make these videos, and all future PL videos, very easy to watch. The decentralized nature of the network will make them difficult to attack.
Years from now at 101st Fighting Keyboarders Old Veterans Home and Euthanasia Emporium, I can imagine the Power Line boys sitting around a pinochle table trading war stories with Hugh Hewitt and Dr. Rusty Shackleford while nursing their carpal-tunnel crippled wrists until an orderly drops a metal tray and they simultaneously shit their pants at the sudden noise.
War is hell. And messy.