Posted by Curt on 21 October, 2008 at 10:25 am. 24 comments already!


Remember Joe Biden’s remark on a “generated” crisis?

“Mark my words. 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.”
– Sen. Joe Biden

Now take a listen Obama senior advisor Stephanie Cutter answer a question from a reporter on what this “generated threat” means:

JANE SKINNER: “ … But he is talking about a test that would be generated just to test the mettle of this guy because he did not have enough experience.”

STEPHANIE CUTTER: “ … A ‘generated threat’ is like the Iraq War. That is a generated threat. Going into war when there is no threat to the United States. Like the Iraq War. We generated a threat because of John McCain and George Bush’s policies and we’re living with the after-effects.“


So Obama is going to generate a threat to show the world he has the balls to do what Bush did?

You also gotta love the fact that she now says we all should stand behind Obama when he faces the “generated” threat, which will be unpopular with the public. The left did a bang up job of that with Bush eh?

Lastly, her assertion that al-Qaeda has grown stronger under Bush is ludicrous….they have been decimated.


Here is Bill Kristol translating Biden’s remarks:

So Biden expects a test of the kind Kennedy faced after his disastrous meeting with Khrushchev in Vienna in June, 1961, less than five months into Kennedy’s presidency. Biden’s presumably thinking of the Soviet-backed construction of the Berlin Wall a couple of months later. Kennedy did nothing, and was criticized for his weakness back home.

So–leaving aside the merits of what Kennedy did or didn’t do in 1961–Biden is forecasting that Obama will have what seems to be a weak response to a provocation from, say, Iran or Russia, and he’s urging the liberals of Seattle and elsewhere to stand with Obama against the expected domestic criticism.

In other words, Biden is forecasting inaction by Obama in the face of testing by a dictator. I suspect he’s right in this forecast.

I have no doubt whatsoever that Obama will be the King of Inaction.

And lets not forget how prepared Obama really is to face this “generated” threat:

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