Sen. Joe Biden is taking some heat from the Drudge-swilling morons of the Rethugnikkan Right for his prophetic warning Sunday that President Obama will be "tested" by one of America's "enemies" within his first six months in office.
At first, I thought he was talking about Joe the Plumber, but what Biden is actually referring to is an event akin to the "Hainan Island Incident" of 2001, in which a U.S. spy plane was damaged by a Chinese fighter jet and forced to land on Hainan Island. Bush buckled under the pressure of his neocon advisors and never offered the Chinese government the sincere apology that they deserved for our invasion of their sovereign airspace. He was tested by the International Community, and he failed.
Obama, on the other hand, is perfectly willing to sit down with the leaders of any nations that we have disagreements with and apologize profusely for any wrongs we've committed. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Obama offers a premptive apology to Iran, China, North Korea, or any other nation that might attack us in the future. That's diplomacy, folks. And that's TRUE leadership.
As Biden said, it may be the unpopular thing to do, but it's the right thing to do, and President Obama will need our full support . Personally, I intend to give him all the support that progressives gave Chimpy McShrub.