Biden's Prediction A Reality

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    October 20, 2008

    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.”
    Biden: Obama Will Be Tested Immediately | Sweetness & Light


    Being tested yet again

    An Early Test for Obama's Engagement Policy
    President Obama came into office saying he wanted to demonstrate that engagement with hostile nations is more effective than antagonism, but North Korea's nuclear test now leaves the young administration with critical choices about its response.
    (By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post)
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    What's there to stand by? He didn't do anything in response to the first missile launch other than a harshly worded speech.
    What's he doing now that would inspire others to stand by him? Does anyone really think he's gonna' handle North Korea like he handled the Somali Muslim Pirates?
     
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    My prediction is... tomorrow is wednesday.

    Tomorrow... I'll let you know if I was right.
     
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    Not in Japan!
     
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    A few other tests,
    Venezuela sends uranium to Iran
    Israeli report: Venezuela sends uranium to Iran - USATODAY.com

    Iran is flexing its muscles, Sends 6 Warships to International Waters
    Iran Sends 6 Warships to International Waters in 'Saber Rattling' Move - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News - FOXNews.com

    Taliban have momentum in Afghanistan
    Gates says Taliban have momentum in Afghanistan - CNN.com
     
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    Key words...

    He generated it himself, with his "apology tour."
     
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    How's the "test of his mettle" working out so far?
     
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    Thanks for reminding all of them that I said "again" :)
     
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    Biden was being gracious when he suggested there's be just one international crisis.

    All the despots are coming out to play on the watch of the inexperienced, untested, indecisive, weak young President.

    All thanks to 69 million Americans who thought health care is a national security issue and voted for him.
     
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    For goodness sake. They elected "a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America". No problem....
     

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