“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, vice presidential debate, October 19th, 2008Why that statement alone wasn't enough to persuade people to vote for the other guy is still a mystery, and water under the bridge; Biden proved his prescience nonetheless.
A Japanese news report today said that North Korea may launch a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii sometime between July 4 and 8. The report is still very fresh here in the United States - which is thirteen hours behind Tokyo - so we'll have to wait a bit longer for the reaction from the White House. Anything short of a definitive warning of retaliation will not suffice, for if North Korea launches a missile in the direction of any U.S. territory, it must be considered an act of war.
Should the warning fail to deter any such launch, Pyongyang must be bombed, and Kim Jong Il must know that it will happen. I fully expect our neophyte in charge to fail Biden's test miserably. Stay tuned... Sphere: Related Content