Democrat vice presidential candidate Joe Biden has guaranteed that if Barack Obama is elected president, there will be an international crisis within six months.
"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. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate."
Of course this is a fairly safe bet who ever wins the next US General Deception. Ever since the First World War, if not before, the US economy has relied on the 'military industrial complex' and the never ending bailout they call ... war.
Invading Pakistan's tribal areas seems the obvious next bailout solution; years of fighting guaranteed.
• cartoon by the Brazilian artist LATUFF.