Joe Biden’s Trail of Broken Promises,

Ted Snider, columnist on U.S. foreign policy and history at

In his March 1 State of the Union Address, President Biden said, “let me be clear, our forces are not engaged and will not engage in the conflict with Russian forces in Ukraine.” He had made this promise many times: there would be no US boots on the ground in Ukraine.

Three months later, on June 25, the New York Times reported that “C.I.A. personnel have continued to operate in the country secretly, mostly in the capital, Kyiv, directing much of the vast amounts of intelligence the United States is sharing with Ukrainian forces.” It added that other NATO countries, including the U.K., France, Canada, and Lithuania, have commandos operating in Ukraine. […]

While campaigning, Biden promised a quick return to the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement. He said that Trump ”recklessly tossed away a policy that was working to keep America safe and replaced it with one that has worsened the threat.” He promised to ”offer Tehran a credible path back to diplomacy.”

But when, after inexplicable delays, it came time to act on the promise to return to the JCPOA, Biden refused to promise an end to sanctions—the flesh of the agreement—and refused to promise that the U.S. would not break the deal again even for the duration of Biden’s term—the soul of any agreement. Läs artikel