INvestor’s Business Daily reports about Biden’s announcement that the United States would be embroiled in a foreign policy crisis shortly after Barack Obama becomes President.
“Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy . . . Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the metttle of this guy.”
And just what would a “generated crisis” be? Could it be as former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said Wednesday — that “leaders around the world see Obama as soft, untested and weak, and they will react accordingly?”
If so, Biden is right: Some aspiring latter-day Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro or Ho Chi Minh will no doubt test our new commander in chief.
But there’s another angle to this, based on what Biden the senator knows — that Obama’s defense policies, once it’s obvious how they’ll undermine us, are likely to be very, very unpopular. In this case, Biden may be calling on his party’s hard, pacifist core — Moveon.org, Code Pink and the like — to stand by their man.