It's not a question of "what if" any longer. Now it's just a matter of when...And in the words of Joe Biden, "Mark My Words"...
The following is a list of most likely scenarios of what to look forward to during the future Obama presidency:
1.) Iran WILL achieve nuclear capability within the next 4 years. Because of our overextended millitary and Obama's anti-war stance he has sold to the public, the United States will be relegated to the sidelines while the rest of the world waits on our decision.
With Iran's promise to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, Obama will demand Israel hold off on pre-emptive strikes until the Iranian nukes begin falling in Israel and Obama is FORCED to finally get in the game.
The Clinton administration was realistic enough to pass the Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998 declaring that "it should be the policy of the United States to seek to remove the Saddam Hussein regime from power in Iraq and to replace it with a democratic government. Expressessing that once the Saddam Hussein regime is removed from power in Iraq, the United States should support Iraq's transition to democracy." http://www.iraqwatch.org/government/US/Legislation/ILA.htm and the Bush administration was realistic enough to follow through on this important piece of legislation introduced and passed by the Clinton administration.
You see, even before Saddam himself admitted to seeking nukes, because he, "didn't want to be second to the persians" and was concerned with his legacy and his long standing rivalry with his neighboring enemy Iran. http://asia.news.yahoo.com/041006/ap/d85i8c002.html prominent democratic leaders such as President Clinton, Clinton's Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Clinton's National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, Senators Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd, Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, Bob Graham, Jay Rockefeller, Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Henry Waxman, and even former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore, among others from 1998 to 2003 warned of the threat that Saddam posed with his weapons of mass destruction program and the importance of removing him from power. http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/bushlied.htm)
Unfortunately Obama doesn't seem to have the foresight of his collegues when it comes to Iran.
2.) Fundamentalist Islamic insurgents will overthrow the current democratically elected governement in Iraq and make it the center for the world's terrorist organizations such as Al Qaida, focusing on training, recruiting and re-organizing their jihad. Not to mention the certain genocide that will follow the overthrow of the current Iraqi government. Once again, Obama's anti-Iraqi war stance along with his pride will relegate the United States to the sidelines while the rest of the world waits on our decision.
3.) America will experience another terrorist attack on the same level or greater than the Septer 11th attacks sometime within the next 6 years. While the Bush administration can be credited with keeping the United States safe and free from future terrorist attacks for all 7 years following the September 11th attacks by keeping Al Qaida on the run and taking out much of its upper-level leaders making it impossible for Al Qaida to re-organize, the Obama administration WILL be credited with doing just the opposite. I could go on to guarantee that after America experiences this future terrorist attack because of Obama policies, the Republicans will go on to dominate another decade of American politics.
4.) Russia will not only invade Georgia but also move on to the Ukraine and other former territories of the Soviet Union. Once again, because of our overextended millitary and Obama's anti-war stance he has sold to the public, the United States will be relegated to the sidelines while the rest of the world waits on our decision.
Putin has already begin his attempt to put the Russian "super-power" back together by nationalizing Russian oil and making his intentions regarding Georgia known to the world. China supports Russia's return to the "iron fist" and America is the only country capable of keeping Russia in check. Putin knows that with American soldiers already stretched thin, now is the time to act...and he will.
5.) Venezuela's Hugo Chavez will begin his goal of realizing the dream of Simon Bolivar by invading Columbia and daring Obama to act. Chavez will be emboldened by our overextended millitary and Obama's anti-war stance. He has tested the Bush administration and felt the burn, count on Chavez seizing this opportunity!
6.) Obama's tax policies will make it impossible for our economy to recover, thus...our millitary will weaken and our national security will follow!! Obama has already promised to cut millitary funding, not to mention that his new tax policy is certain to kill small businesses and jobs while forcing larger companies overseas. His desire to raise import tarriffs and interfere with free trade, will force retaliation from countries such as China and our economy will sour even further. Obama's economic philosophies are sure to weaken our economy and with it, our millitary and national security! MARK MY WORDS!!!
Don't get me wrong...Obama's election victory is likely to temporarily revive the stock market; but for all the wrong reasons. Sure Obama will claim credit but in reality, traders will actually have been dumping stock in an attempt to escape Obama's capital gains tax which will kick in in 2010. Then the stagnant market will return.
7.) Had the Clinton Administration not pressured Fannie Mae to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income people http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0DE7DB153EF933A0575AC0A96F958260 or had congressional democrats not stopped the Bush administration http://visionsfromthehorizon.blogspot.com/2008/10/timeline-of-economic-crisis.html , http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E3D6123BF932A2575AC0A9659C8B63 from imposing regulations on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2003, or had Obama and democratic senators not accepted money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for their opposition to Bill S.190 (cosponsored by McCain) in 2005 aimed at imposing regulations on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and killed the bill on a party-line vote http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aSKSoiNbnQY0# or had democratic senators not ignored McCain's 2006 letter to congress demanding regulations be placed on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=28973 this current economic crisis could have been avoided.
Of course this economic crisis brought on by the democrats may end up being a blessing in disguise for America. Hopefully their won't be money in the treasury for Obama to seek his proposal for national healthcare. Otherwise I would be predicting the mass exodus of doctors out of America and the looming failure of the United States healthcare system. http://visionsfromthehorizon.blogspot.com/2008/10/hawaii-ending-universal-child-health.html
It is said that "You Reap What You Sow". Americans are about to find out just how true that is!