Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Bidden recently crowed, to a thong of admirers that, just like John F. Kennedy, Obama will be tested with an international crisis within six months of taking office. Senator Bidden is well known for his ability to put his foot in his mouth on a regular basis but he seemed to predict that some major crisis was in the offing. Apparently the “generated crisis” is going to be something who’s solution will leave the left wing followers of Obama stunned and disillusioned. Its almost like the man is saying that if elected Mr. Obama will be forced by an international crisis to get into another war! Now that would be disillusioning! It might be the case that Israel will finally attack Iran and get the job done but the Israelis can’t seem to form a government, even a cowardly incompetent one, at the moment. Now that would be stunning! I might argue that feelings of being stunned disillusioned and being very skeptical that the Democrats are correct about anything is a quasi permanent condition for those who value truth. Here is what Senator Bidden said according to an article in the New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/seven/10212008/news/politics/joe_doh_puts_o_in_crisis_mode_134547.htm?page=0
“Mark my words,” Biden told donors at a Seattle fund-raiser Sunday night.
“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.
“Watch. We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.
“And he’s going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it’s not going to be apparent initially; it’s not going to be apparent that we’re right.”
Personally I’m not quite sure which international crisis bombastic Joe Bidden was referring too since we have so many engulfing us these days. The economic crisis is showing signs of worsening again and Dow Levels of 3000-5000 before it’s over wouldn’t surprise me a bit. We’ve thrown market capitalism under the buss in favor of a new weird socialist/ corporatist hybrid without reflection and without meaningful opposition. We’ve managed to ignore the oil crisis that nearly broke our country in half, and that ushered in the larger financial crisis, and we’ve still no energy policy and no meaningful drilling going on. Speaker Pelosi won’t move on meaningful legislation until the election is over, oil companies wont drill if they thing a democrat will win, Bush is a beleaguered lame duck who’s given the democrats license to socialize everything when they take over and claim they’re following his president! Did I forget the new cold war crisis with Russia or the North Koreans or the fact that there’s not enough ink on the planet to print all the dollars that Congress is spending? Consider the following from the Debka File:
US intelligence’s amended estimate, that Iran will be ready to build its first bomb just one month after the next US president is sworn in, is disclosed by DEBKAfile’s Washington sources as having been relayed as a guideline to the Middle East teams of both presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama.
The information prompted the assertion by Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Biden in Seattle Sunday, Oct. 19: “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.”
The same US evaluation adds that the Iranian leadership is holding off its go-ahead to start building the bomb until the last minute so as to ward off international pressure to stop at the red line.
This development together with the galloping global economic crisis will force the incoming US president to go straight into decision-making without pause on Day One in the Oval Office. He will have to determine which urgent measures can serve best for keeping a nuclear bomb out of the Islamic republic’s hands – diplomatic or military – and how to proceed if those measures fail.
We’re about to elect a 47 year old community organizer, lawyer, part time senator and full time presidential candidate with no experience to handle the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and a new Middle East war that may well lead to limited use of weapons of mass destruction. We’re about to elect a guy who the enemies of the United States have figured as a wimp but he’s black and that makes us feel good about ourselves. The United States is in the midst of a self imposed paralysis because the process of electing a leader has crippled us at a time when we can least afford it. Israel is in the same boat with the caretaker Prime Minister Olmert waiting to hand over to his successor, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni who can’t manage to form a government and thinks an extra two weeks will help, and a moronic President Perez who should find a way to turn the state over to Netanyahu just as fast as he can.
Imagine the glee of Iranian President Amadenijad as he watches Americans flounder about until the end of January while his bomb makers work overtime. Imagine his good humor as he watches Israel sit in the middle of its own complacency waiting for the world to rid Iran of the nuclear bomb that’s intended to exterminate Israel. Iran is holding all the cards! The Russians are running interference for them and complicating immensely the means of launching a military strike and stopping up the straits of humorous, even for a few weeks would likely have catastrophic effects on the American Economy. Recent history has proved that beyond doubt.
It’s axiomatic to say: “We’re in the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression.” It’s quite disconcerting to realize that: We’re facing the greatest danger to World Peace since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Here’s some more from the Debka File:
Israel’s political and military leaders also face a tough dilemma that can no longer be put off of whether to strike Iran’s nuclear installations militarily in the next three months between US presidencies before the last window closes, or take a chance on coordination with the next president.
Waiting for the “international community” to do the job of stopping Iran, as urged by governments headed by Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert – and strongly advocated Tzipi Livni, foreign minister and would-be prime minister – has been a washout. Iran stands defiantly on the threshold of a nuclear weapon.