How else would you interpret this amazing statement:
"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."
So, within six months of electing Barack Obama, a man with a scant two years’ experience in the Senate before he ran for president, we’re going to face an international crisis and possible war as our enemies test the rookie? Isn’t that an argument for putting the other guy in office? You know, the guy with real experience? The guy our enemies probably won’t want to "test?"
Oh, and what with this line?
"Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right."
Excuse me, Joe, but are you saying Obama’s decisions are going to be so out of whack with prior American policy that people (and other governments) are going to assume we’re wrong from the start?
And that’s a selling point? That’s a reason for electing your guy?
RELATED: The Republican Jewish Coalition has an effective ad out attack Obama’s naiveté in foreign affairs. Coming on the heels of Biden’s remarks, the timing couldn’t be better:
(via Ed Morrissey)