I never thought I’d say this, but it looks like Joe Biden was right last October.
“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.”
Isn’t it comforting to know that we have such a far-seeing, insightful man as veep?
In the meantime, pray for Obama. Nothing in his background shows that he has anything like the toughness that is required to deal with a nuclear-threatening North Korea. He has never summoned up the will to significantly resist his own party on much of anything. Pray for him to have hidden depths of strength and will that he has yet to demonstrate, particularly the strength to resist the blame-America-firsters in his own party, and to honor America’s fundamental commitments to Japan and South Korea. The whole world, indeed, is watching.
And while you’re praying, ask for Obama to have an epiphany about missile defense of the United States, and its allies. Maybe universal health care for the US should consist of an adequate missile defense shield to deter rogue nations with nuclear tipped missiles, and a bigger budget for searching container ships headed for US ports.