20 October 2008

Joe Biden Seems Worried, What About You?

Yesterday in Seattle (the birth place of Jimi Hendrix) Joe Biden made an interesting point that must have had Barack Obama asking, "Hey, Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?"

"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking."

Whoa, wait one minute, Joe. Are you trying to tell us that if Obama is elected some rogue nation is going to try to test his leadership ability? Biden continued,

"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. And he's gonna have to make some really tough -- I don't know what the decision's gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it's gonna happen."

Are these supposed to be words of comfort from the Veep nominee? We are living in the most dangerous times the world has ever known with a terrorist foe who wants to destroy everything from Christianity to McDonald's, from Judaism to Einstein Brothers, and the guy Obama said he turns to for foreign policy advice is telling us that the world is going to generate an international crisis to "test" the mettle of Obama. If this is the case, perhaps the best foreign policy advice that Biden can give Obama is, "For the love of God, drop out of the presidential race."

Biden doesn't know what the crisis is going to be -- another attack on U.S. soil, Russian aggression, Iranian nukes, bombing Israel -- but he is sure there is going to be that "test," and soon. And apparently this generated "test" could mean anything from a simple international disaster to the slaughter of innocents . . . yes, that is comforting.

Of course, this is not the first time that Joe Biden has shown concern over what our enemy's may think of an Obama presidency. It was only a year ago that, when speaking of "the One," Biden said,

"If the Democrats think we're going to be able to nominate someone who can win without that person being able to table unimpeachable credentials on national security and foreign policy, I think we're making a tragic mistake…"

Tragic indeed. And during the democratic debates when George Stephanopoulos asked Biden if he still believed that Obama was not ready to lead because "the presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training," Biden replied, "I think that I stand by the statement."

Joe Biden's prediction in Seattle demonstrates that he is still standing by his statement . . . even if he doesn't want to admit it publicly . . . again.


  1. GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

    Kinda makes one think that a vote for the big O is a vote for war in the ME.

    Or at least - Little Satan acting out and taking out critical, sensitive portions of Persia's designer enriched wmd.

    Maybe that's what Senator B is all psychic about.

  2. mccainpalin said...
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  3. M.A. said...

    "Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he's gonna have to make some really tough -- I don't know what the decision's gonna be, but I promise you it will occur."

    I haven't seen any polls about this (because the media is focused on polling about the economy and "who you would rather have a beer with")...but I would guess that if voters were polled about who they would rather have running the country during an "international crisis", it would be John McCain.

  4. Anthony Palmer said...

    Good points, Khaki.

    I bet Biden wishes he could get those comments back! But I'm not so sure if this would be a good idea for the McCain to run with, as I argue on my own blog. Even though McCain would love to talk about national security and experience, the country doesn't seem to want to talk about anything other than the economy. We'll see.

  5. NEO, SOC said...

    It is a shame that no one is really reporting this and making a big stink about it. Were the Right to say something like this, it would be eternity before whiners would stop bellowing foul-play and scare tactics.

  6. Khaki Elephant said...

    gsg, that's the region that worries me. But I'm a worrier. I may just need a good dose of "clicks" from your list of regime changer links.

    m.a., ah, always the problem with polls . . . it depends on the question you ask and how you couch it. I guess we can't expect any help from the msm.

    Anthony, no doubt the economy is on the front burner, especially given the perception that Bush is to blame, which gives Obama the auto-advantage these days. And if this GM/Chrysler "merger" goes through, Michigan is going to be in turmoil (even more so than it is today) and will move from blue to navy.

    neo, to true . . . and only the right gets in trouble for calling people whiners!