Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Someone get the President an alarm clock.

Hillary was right.

So was Biden.
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.
You'll be hearing about this test tomorrow when you scroll through the morning's news. That is, when you're not hearing about our Latina SCOTUS nominee.
North Korea's military says it considers South Korea's participation in a U.S.-led program to intercept ships suspected of spreading weapons of mass destruction tantamount to a declaration of war against the North.

The communist North's military said in a statement Wednesday that it will respond with "immediate, strong military measures" if the South actually stops and searches any North Korean ships under the Proliferation Security Initiative.

The statement, carried by the North's Korean Central News Agency, said North Korea no longer considers itself bound by the armistice that ended the Korean War, as a protest over the South's participation.

South Korea announced its participation in the anti-proliferation program Tuesday, one day after the North conducted a nuclear test.
Politically speaking, this couldn't have come at a better time for the President. The media is distracted by the Sotomayor pick and the American public has a finite attention span.

My assumption is Obama will express his usual "disappointment" in North Korea's action and will once again hope this latest crisis goes away without incident. But this crisis may just go beyond Obama's rhetorical gymnastics. If South Korea doesn't back down we may find ourselves in one helluva mess. On top of it all, we have 28k of our troops in Korea to worry about.

And according to our resident foreign policy genius John Bolton, this may only be the beginning...

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