Biden Warns of A “Generated Crisis” If Obama Wins

Please see our later post, The First Generated Crisis of the Obama Era

Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Biden did it again.  Another of his famous gaffs.  But this time we should pay very close attention, because this time it’s not funny.  Speaking to a fund raiser in Seattle Senator Biden said…

“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 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.”

Thus, Biden called attention to, but failed to acknowledge the elephant careening around the room.  Barack Obama is “like” John Kennedy in that, Kennedy was also young for the Presidency.  But the similarity ends there.

In his 47 years, Senator Obama has managed to gain almost no experience that would be relevant to the Presidency, the most demanding job in the world.  He has not served in the military.  After only one year as a Senator he began an extended leave of absence to conduct his Presidential campaign.

While much of Obama’s background and experience remains shrouded in a cloud of obfuscation and mystery, it appears that his only executive experience was four years as Chairman of a failed school reform project, The Chicago Annenberg Challenge, where he passed out over $100 Million in cash grants to so-called “community organizations.”

President Kennedy had been tested in combat during World War II as a PT boat commander, helping to save lives even while suffering from severe injuries when his boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer.  When Kennedy began his run for the Presidency in 1960 he had been a Congressman for four years and a Senator for seven years.

Even with his superior experience Kennedy was unprepared for the “generated crisis” that  Joe Biden referred toKennedy met with Soviet Premier Khrushchev at the Vienna Summit in June 1961, his 5th month in office. Khrushchev conceded nothing and no agreements were reached. In fact, Khrushchev decided to test the young President and threatened to cut off American and West German access to West Berlin, to see how he would react.

Apparently Kennedy’s reaction failed to impress or intimidate Khruschev.  The Summit marked the beginning of a period of aggressive Soviet provocations. Only two months later, the Soviets began construction of the Berlin Wall that divided that city for three decades.  Kennedy’s response was no response.

A year after that, in October, 1962  Soviet soldiers began installing missiles with nuclear warheads in Cuba, the beginning of another “generated crisis” that brought the US and the Soviet Union to the very brink of nuclear war. This, in spite of the fact that Khruschev had promised that he would not locate offensive weapons in Cuba and Kennedy had naively believed he would keep his word.

Clearly, John Kennedy, whose record of experience and accomplishments dwarfed Obama’s, utterly failed his first big international test, “generated” by Khruschev.  Yet back in May of this year, when Obama was criticized for boasting that he would meet with foreign dictators “without preconditions,” his is answer was:

“If George Bush and John McCain have a problem with direct diplomacy led by the president of the United States then they can explain why they have a problem with John F. Kennedy because that’s what he did with Khruschev…”

For someone who thinks he’s ready to be President, Obama demonstrated with this reply that he was appallingly ignorant of recent presidential history.

Senator Biden went on to warn his audience

“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,  that we’re right.”

If John McCain’s writers had tried to script a TV commercial to scare America into voting against Barack Obama, they could not have been more effective!

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