Joe Biden Predicts World Will Test Barack Obama With Hostile International Crisis

Joe Biden predicts that the world will test a young and inexperienced Barack Obama with an international crisis if he is elected President, and that it might look like he won’t know what he’s doing:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you – not financially to help him – we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”

Not only will the next administration have to deal with foreign affairs issues, Biden warned, but also with the current economic crisis.

“Gird your loins,” Biden told the crowd. “We’re gonna win with your help, God willing, we’re gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It’s like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy.”

The Delaware lawmaker managed to rake in an estimated $1 million total from his two money hauls at the downtown Sheraton, the same hotel where four years ago Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., clinched the Democratic nomination. Despite warning about the difficulties the next administration will face, Biden said the Democratic ticket is equipped to meet the challenges head on.

“I’ve forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I’m not being falsely humble with you. I think I can be value added, but this guy has it,” the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama. “This guy has it. But he’s gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, ‘Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?’ We’re gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I’m asking you now, I’m asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you’re going to have to reinforce us.”

“There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don’t know about that decision’,” Biden continued. “Because if you think the decision is sound when they’re made, which I believe you will when they’re made, they’re not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they’re popular, they’re probably not sound.”

My first thoughts are these:

1) Maybe we should elect an older, experienced President the world WON’T test with an international crisis.  Remember that Kennedy flailed wildly and failed badly in his first tests (does the Bay of Pigs ring any bells?).  Foreign policy experts have laid the erection of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile crises as resulting from key mistakes in John Kennedy’s early months in office – and Kennedy himself described his “without preconditions” meeting with Nikita Khrushchev was an “unmitigated disaster.”  Vote for Obama.  Vote for a major international crisis that just may reveal that this arrogant young punk is in way over his head.  Time to start playing Hillary Clinton’s “3 AM ad” again and again with soundbites from Biden’s speech and his previous denunciation of Obama’s readiness.

2) Joe Biden calls on the American people to stick by an Obama-Biden administration even though it might look like he doesn’t know what he’s doing and his decisions are unpopular.  My response: you mean the way Democrats stuck with the President in Iraq? They couldn’t wait to cut and run, to declare defeat, to try to prevent the President from bringing us toward victory with the surge strategy.  They supported the war, and immediately turned against it when it began to become politically advantageous to do so.  Why on earth should anybody stick with these people, given their own craven example?

Mark Joe Biden’s words.  And mark mine: Obama WILL be tested, because there is no reason to believe the man has the stones to stand up to evil, or even understand it.  Given his career 97% record with voting with his Democrtatic leadership (that would be Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi), there’s no reason to believe he can stand up to anything.  David Freddoso spends nearly 300 pages documenting the fact that Barack Obama has never stood up to his political machine, but has merely went with the flow to suit his own political aspirations.  A man with genuine moral courage wouldn’t have spent 23 years in Jeremiah Wright’s church.

Joe Biden assured us that Barack Obama will have a “spine of steel”; he has omitted the fact that the man has a guts of jello.  Do you really see the guy who opposed the war in Iraq, and who opposed the highly successful surge strategy with dire predictions that he subsequently purged from his own website, would attack Iran to stop them from developing nuclear weapons?  He will face the same problems that Bush faced: a lack of perfect intelligence; an apathetic Europe; a weak and corrupt United Nations; and a UN-veto-weilding Russia and China that are determined to prevent any meaningful sanctions against their Iranian ally.  He won’t attack Iran, and nothing he does do will matter.

Former UN ambassador John Bolton has predicted that Israel would attack Iran BEFORE the next President is sworn in.   How’s THAT for an “international crisis”?  That would probably be the most terrifying event the world has ever seen.  You want Barack Obama being the one to answer THAT 3 AM phone call?  I mean, realize that even Joe Biden “has denounced Barack Obama’s poor foreign policy judgment and has strongly argued in his own words what Americans are quickly realizing – that Barack Obama is not ready to be President.”  Biden said Obama is “not ready” to be president, and that “the presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.”  Based on Joe Biden’s own words about Barack Obama, I wrote an article titled, “Obama Not Strong, Not Ready.  Just Ask His V.P.”  You don’t just take back words like that because Obama offered you a career upgrade.

John Bolton specifically predicted that Israel would attack Iran if Obama is elected, in another interview.  And why shouldn’t they?  Barack Obama is a man who said that Jerusalem should be the undivided capital of Israel, and then almost immediately reneged on his statement when Palestinians complained.  Does that show steadfast support, or a pandering waverer?  Obama has had several friends who were profoundly anti-Israel.  Should that be a basis for unqualified Israeli trust?  We’ve had anti-Semitic bigot Louis Farrakhan (honored by Obama’s church for lifetime achievement) as the “Messiah.”  Only this “Messiah” will pursue anti-Semitic policies.  Jesse Jackson said that under Obama there would be “fundamental changes,” and that key among such changes was the fact that “decades of putting Israel first would end.”

And Israel should just place its national survival in the hands of a President Barack Obama?  They should just assume that this man – who has already waffled with a key Israeli issue, who has numerous friends who are anti-Semitic, who can’t be trusted – to prevent a country that has called Israel a “rotting corpse” and promising that it is “doomed to disappear” from getting nuclear weapons?

I personally believe that Israel will realize that the United States under Barack Obama will very likely not do anything to keep its most hated and hateful enemy from acquiring nuclear weapons, and will feel that it has no choice but to take matters into its own hands.  They will probably do it before the election, while a very lame duck President Bush is still ostensibly in control.

What will Obama do in this scenario?  Do you trust him?  What will he do if Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz and gasoline immediately goes up to $14 a gallon?

People who don’t care about foreign policy just because the media is focusing on the economy are lemmings and fools.

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6 Responses to “Joe Biden Predicts World Will Test Barack Obama With Hostile International Crisis”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    If Biden’s words don’t wake the voters of America up, I really don’t know WHAT will!

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    At some point, all you can do is make sure people know the issues and the stakes.

    The problem with democracy is that bad people will make bad choices (as we saw in the Palestinian Authority win by Hamas). Whether we have become a bad people or not will soon be revealed.

  3. Perplexed and Amazed Says:

    That a man like Joe Biden can utter such drivel is beyond me. What has happened to him to talk this rubbish as if Obama will undergo some God-given test to qualify for Deity? Joe Biden has lost his marbles.

    But it may just be the most accurate statement anyone made during the entire Election cycle when Bin Laden said the next attack on America would be from within own borders. He, I am sure, meant to refer to another type of attack to which I now refer, but nonetheless accurate in that it will be from within.

    America is being attacked from within for her moral beliefs, for her ability to take care of herself and her people and for her Christian values, the latter being the most important part. That is going to be the war that must be won! Or? …

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    The interesting thing is that it’s when Biden speaks what he thinks is the truth that he gets into trouble. Maybe he’s not a good enough liar, like the top of his ticket or his fellow Democrats.

    In this case, what he is saying is completely accurate: the world will regard Obama as weak, inexperienced, and untested, and they will likely go after him. Kennedy almost got us into a nuclear war, allowed the Soviets to maneuver him into a crisis that resulted in the Berlin Wall going up, and failed in the Bay of Pigs. And – according to Biden – that was a great start!

    Biden said that a lot of people would think Obama was handling the crisis that would come at him poorly, but to have the same faith in him that they are showing now (that won’t be hard for me: I KNOW he’ll be a failure).

    Alexis de Tocqueville is generally credited with the following: “America is great because America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.”

    I believe that is true, and I believe that the history of all the civilizations that precede our own testify to that truth. When we abandon our values, we abandon the things that made us great. And we will begin to decline right down the slippery slope.

  5. Ole Geogi Says:

    You are a good man, Michael, and a courageous one too. I could never be in politics because my nerves are not made for it but I will try and stay with your columns as long as I can.

    Problem with America today is people have had it too good and too easy. And the desire to be good has gone [not from you or many others, but from many]. How many Americans know who Alexis de Tocqueville was? I bet you won’t find many younger than age thirty who have even heard the name. The depth has gone. That’s why they complain about every silly thing whilst doing nothing to reach higher; someone else must solve the problems? Look at their “Icon Heroes” today; it will be Sharon Stone, or Scarlet Johannesson [I can’t remember the exact spelling of her last name but I am referring to that silly “actress” who emails Obama daily], and now they have Obama. Where are they heading? What is to become of them?

    I don’t want to dwell on Obama [the man is such a fake] but one hundred years ago he would not have been allowed in political office. Say it today and a young fellow will say: “that’s your problem, old guy, you’re living in the past,” and walk away. That past is what made this country great. It is not television or technology that sustains; what does sustain is the memory and respect for achievements of the past, for work, for slogging it out in hard times, and loving each other.

    See, here I am wasting my time and yours because you know these things. I have come to admire young guys like you. But so many are just not interested!

    Forgive me my outburst above. I will stay around but I don’t have the energy to argue with people on things they should be able to think and work out themselves but don’t. You must let me know whether you have received Andersonville from your bookstore yet. I would so love to hear your views even if it is only one sentence.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    I DID receive my Andersonville’ – but unfortunately have not so much as cracked it open yet. It will probably be after the election before I get a chance to do so.

    History adds depth to existence. With it, we have a “3-D” view of the human experience; without it, we have a 1-dimensional picture of today’s culture (which I call anti-culture). And you’re right; I can’t tell you how often I refer to a great historical figure, and get a fish-eyed blank stare in return. I want to weep at the ignorance all around me!

    History is dead, along with journalism; propaganda is very much alive. Most students couldn’t learn real history if they tried (in a public school or university format). History class has become a favorite means to indoctrinate. I would so home school!

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