Monday, July 02, 2007

Liberals Increase Alert Status From "Denial' To 'Deluded'

The Jihadis may not have achieved much in terms of damage or casualties, but they've sure blown a hole through Liberal delusions.

Let's start with how almost as soon as the first bomb had been defused, Libs were scrambling to claim that it was 'obviously' all the work of a lone maniac.


Apparently, all that time the Left was arguing that there were no terrorists, what they really meant was that there were lots of terrorists, just like those fascists on the Right said, but they were really bad at chemistry. Nuance!

I'd call this the C3PO strategy, as in 'lock the door and hope they don't have blasters' - except Liberals prefer an open door policy. We're just lucky these people can't get any help from abroad. Meanwhile, we're left wondering about a group of folks who freak out at the thought of a maths teacher owning a Glock 9mm, but think lunatics with car bombs are cute, providing they don't have the formula exactly right.

Still, it's quite inspiring to see folks who worked themselves into a fury about allegations that that MI-5 didn't take the July 7 bombers seriously enough now yukking it up about three attempted car bombings - and when I say 'inspiring', I mean in the sense of 'nauseating'. Let's check the scorecard here. Multiple bombings carried out, but a flaw in planning prevents mass casualties: no real threat from terrorism. Multiple bombings carried out, with mass casualties: no real threat from terrorism, except when MI-5 let it happen. By my reckoning, this kind of logic makes the Left the 'First Wives' of politics.

Meanwhile, the Old Grey Lady rolled out the Grey Old Excuse:
In July 2005, four suicide bombers killed 52 people on London’s transit system, and another set of attacks failed two weeks later, bringing home to Britain fears of homegrown terrorist attacks among its disenfranchised South Asian population.
Always assuming you count Mercedes-driving graduates with 121K in the bank as as 'disenfranchised' rather than what the Left normally calls them: 'yuppie scum'. Still, that line might have worked for the Left, if the Low-Flying Doctors hadn't crashed into Glasgow Airport (also, much like Germaine Lindsey, they weren't from Pakistan either). Hmmmm..... must be something else that links these people.

Still, the last word, as ever, goes to the Great Steyn.

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