Tiananmen in Tehran and nuclear threats from North Korea turn stumbling VP into soothsayer
As much as it pains me to say it, the same man who asked for a Web site “number” and told a wheelchair-bound state lawmaker to “stand up, Chuck” was dead-on correct when it came to one of his campaign-trail remarks:
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.
He’s gonna have to make some really tough – I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen.
Joe Biden was right. Boy, was he right. Six months into Barack Obama’s presidency, Iran stands on the verge of revolution, and North Korea stands poised to test more nuclear weapons and intentionally fire long-range missiles in the direction of the United States of America. International crises are indeed testing the mettle of that “brilliant” 47-year-old senator-turned-president.
And he’s failing the test. As the brutal Iranian regime murders protesters in the streets of Tehran, by some accounts hacking them to death with axes and hatchets, our “brilliant” president still has not taken the invitation to Iranian diplomats to enjoy Independence Day celebrations with American officials off of the table. And North Korea has openly and notoriously challenged the United States, firing missiles and testing nuclear weapons as our “brilliant” president perpetuates his detente-at-all-costs foreign policy and reads, from his faithful TelePrompTer, words about nuclear disarmament.
Joe Biden was right. Unfortunately, American voters were wrong.