Was Biden Warning that Obama Would Be a Pacifist and Unilaterally Disarm?

A few days ago, Joe Biden gave us a warning that Barack Obama, should he win on November 4th, would be tested within the first 6 months of his presidency. This is what he said:

“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.”

Apparently, this wasn’t the first time Biden said this. He made these same statements two days in a row, in San Fransisco on Saturday and then in Seattle on Sunday. So what did he mean when he said Obama is going to need his supporters more than ever to keep those in their communities in line and behind Obama? Investor’s Business Daily thinks it’s because Obama may unilaterally disarm:

But there’s another angle to this, based on what Biden the senator knows — that Obama’s defense policies, once it’s obvious how they’ll undermine us, are likely to be very, very unpopular. In this case, Biden may be calling on his party’s hard, pacifist core — Moveon.org, Code Pink and the like — to stand by their man.

He’ll need their support. Like Jimmy Carter in the 1970s, Obama’s policies often sound good on the surface, but will in fact materially weaken America’s ability to defend herself. That’s not just our opinion, mind you; it’s straight from the horse’s mouth. [Watch Video]

“I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending,” Obama told the pacifist Caucus for Priorities last year. “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems.”

Here’s the video IBD referenced:

He will not weaponize space. That means that he will dismantle our missile defense shield ensuring that we won’t be able to defend ourselves should a rogue leader or a terrorist organization shoot a nuclear weapon at us or at one of our allies.

Ed Morrissey expands on this and writes the following:

I think Biden wanted the Left to remain activist to support a retreat philosophy in the face of aggression from our enemies. Obama has consistently fronted that policy, in Iraq and elsewhere, both as a Senator and as a presidential candidate.

Biden knows Obama will need the Left to support the consequences of its Kucinich vision for American foreign policy. That’s what the warning meant, and this video is ample evidence of the direction Obama will take in national security.

That video is horrifying. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that Barack Obama doesn’t want a strong, confident America that pushes back against those who try to wreak havoc in the world for their own purposes. Instead, he wants a weak, disarmed, and submissive America that looks the other way as Iran builds a nuclear bomb, Islamic extremists gain more power throughout the world, North Korea restarts its nuclear program, and Russia takes over Eastern Europe.

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