“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.” – Joe Biden (October, 2008)
I’ve been taking bets with friends on what will be the first country President Obama will invade in the name of “defending freedom,” “humanitarian aid,” or “spreading democracy.” Dafur region of Sudan? Pakistan? Iran? (Let me know what you think at the Revolt for Liberty poll.) Most of us with half a brain see through the rhetoric that is Barack Obama. We know he is just as neo-conservative as Bush and Clinton before him and most us know Biden is about as crazy as the rest of them- just looking for an opportunity to flex some military muscle. He already said so in the vice-presidential debates.
According to The Hill, Defense Secretary Robert Gates made a Persian Gulf road trip warning our “enemies” not to mess with the new, young President. And I wish they wouldn’t. If all the comparisons with John F. Kennedy hold true, Barack will prove to be just as young, dumb and jumpy as the former. Kennedy’s short time as Commander and Chief was a nightmare.
“President Obama and his national security team, myself included, will be ready to defend the interests of the United States and our friends and allies from the moment he takes office on Jan. 20.” – Robert Gates
Gates never mentioned protecting the homeland or securing borders, only defending “interests”, “friends”, and “allies.” Biden, Gates, and Obama have never once begun to look at our foreign policy and the reason why they attack us; only how we’ll respond if and when they do. And if fellow YAL blogger Justin Head’s story about a possible re-birth of the draft is true, I better start praying for my friends in the military NOW.Published in