Friday, June 24, 2005

Tunneling Beneath the Castle Wall.

Arthur Chrenkoff has the inflammatory Rove quote and thoughts. Martini Pundit has these two paragraphs:

Conservatives believe in lower taxes; liberals believe in higher taxes. We want few regulations; they want more. Conservatives measure the effectiveness of government programs by results; liberals measure the effectiveness of government programs by inputs. We believe in curbing the size of government; they believe in expanding the size of government. Conservatives believe in making America a less litigious society; liberals believe in making America a more litigious society. We believe in accountability and parental choice in education; they don’t. Conservatives believe in advancing what Pope John Paul II called a “culture of life”; liberals believe there is an absolute unlimited right to abortion.

But perhaps the most important difference between conservatives and liberals can be found in the area of national security. Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. In the wake of 9/11, conservatives believed it was time to unleash the might and power of the United States military against the Taliban. In the wake of 9/11, the liberals believed it was time to submit a petition.

What interested me is this, and as Martini Pundit, (and others) pointed out, Karl Rove said liberals. Yet who emerged shreiking? All the usual Democrat suspects. They might just as well have hung "kick me" signs on their backs.

I've been clamoring inwardly for counterbattery fire from the White House. Now it seems that Rove et. al have been tunneling beneath the castle walls, and just touched off the petards. And Reid, Kerry, the Hildebeest et. al. are the ones hoisted. Breast-beating and rattling for apologies the Dhims guarantee attention will be forced onto to what Karl Rove said. And their weakness, nay opposition to defending this country will become the issue in debate. Quotes from the Dhimhordes dated September 11th and shortly there after, now blown into the air again by the hyperventilating Dems, are like the pieces of paper fluttering to the ground that bright blue morning. The crumbling edifice spilling them out, thankfully not another tall building, is the Dems credibility: their horrible weakness and their failure to persevere through to victory no more substantial than torn paper. Strike another match Karl!

"For 'tis the sport to have the enginer / Hoist with his owne petar" -- Shakespeare, Hamlet III iv.

A petard was a bell-shaped metal grenade typically filled with five or six pounds of gunpowder and set off by a fuse. Sappers dug a tunnel or covered trench up to a building and fixed the device to a door, barricade, drawbridge or the like to break it open. The bomb was held in place with a heavy beam called a madrier.
Unfortunately, the devices were unreliable and often went off unexpectedly. Hence the expression, where hoist meant to be lifted up, an understated description of the result of being blown up by your own bomb. The name of the device came from the Latin petar, to break wind, perhaps a sarcastic comment about the thin noise of a muffled explosion at the far end of an excavation.

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