see no world, hear no world
George Bush’s official campaign website is currently off limits to anyone outside of the US and Canada. Go on, try clicking the link: georgewbush.com – it’s “403 forbidden”. Isn’t that weird? John Kerry‘s site’s still talking to us.
It might be a response to a DoS attack that might be the cause of six hours of downtime on October 19. If the attack (if there was an attack – the Republicans won’t comment the blocking) was from outside of the US, it would make sense, I suppose, for their server to simply refuse to communicate with any computer outside of the US. Though surely avid hackers could get round that anyway by just attacking through a US computer?
It’s an apt metaphor for the way Bush generally handles world opinion though. Say no to the Kyoto global warming treating, though the US is responsible for 36.1% of the world’s greenhouse transmissions. Invade Iraq, though the UN says no. Refuse to sign an global treaty allowing war criminals from any nation to be tried in an international court. See no world, hear no world, speak not with the world. (via Grandtextauto)