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Was Biden’s “International Crisis” Gaffe a Warning to Democrats That Obama Might Respond Militarily?

October 23, 2008

 Last week, as you probably already know. Joe Biden said the following:

“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.”

“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.”

 In my first post on this issue I focused on a few different angles, one of them was on the last part of his statement. I found it astonishing that Biden could ask for people to stand by Obama even if you thought the response was wrong. The reason I felt this way is because that is the exact opposite of what the left has been dong to president Bush over the last six years. They have staked their political futures on not supporting the president, their hypocrisy is appalling. It is that last part of the statement that I am going to return to again momentarily.

 In my second post on this issue I speculated about why Biden said what he said. He spoke as though he knew something. This gaffe came about one week after both campaigns were briefed by the White House on possible terrorist attacks. This was not only a gaffe by Biden, it was a leak of classified information. That is how he was able to guarantee it, he saw intelligence documents.

 In this post I have to go back to that last part of his statement, that is the part of the statement that I can’t get past. What did he mean that is wouldn’t be apparent if they were doing the right thing when the administration responded? Did he mean that Americans would be looking for revenge but the administration was going to try to reason with the enemy? We already know that Obama will meet without preconditions with the dictator leaders of our enemies, so that couldn’t be it. That would be what I disagreed with, but he wasn’t speaking to me. In order to understand what he might have been alluding to we have to look at who he was talking to. He was speaking at a fundraiser for the Democrat party. He was speaking to the far left base, because let’s face it the base of the Democrat party is now far left.

 Considering who he was talking to it would be easy to surmise that what Biden was insinuating is that if Barack Obama does face an “international crisis”, such as a terrorist attack, he would respond militarily. Was Joe Biden trying to warn the left that Barack Obama may have to strike militarily in the face of a terrorist attack? I don’t think that it is too unreasonable to assume.

 Knowing that the far left is opposed to war for any reason he is trying to soften the blow if Obama ever had to do the exact opposite of what they elected him to do. He knows it is a possibility, Obama knows it’s a possibility, and they want the moonbats to know it is a possibility. But he could never come right out and say it so he speaks in generalities. The far left would be crushed if Barack Obama actually responded in a forceful manner. So Biden had to come out with a warning that the left may become upset with Obama. He had to say, trust us, we know what’s best for you.

 Don’t they always?
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2008 8:28 pm

    no, I don’t think it was. Great post and blog.


  2. October 23, 2008 9:29 pm

    I have to say that is an interesting take on that remark especially considering the fact that Obama has to dance a fine line between keeping the democratic base happy and reassuring the rest of America that he will do what it takes to defend the country. I’m pretty confident that wasn’t the intention as Lieberman said something similar.


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