LBJ’s Fate and Joe Biden’s Many Vietnams

Source: Common Dreams
by Richard Eskow

“With just a few minor changes, President Biden’s recent op-ed in the Washington Post could have been taken from a half-century-old time capsule. ‘The United States is the essential nation,’ he writes. ‘The world looks to us to solve the problems of our time. That is the duty of leadership, and America will lead.’ It’s a blast from the past, and not in a good way. The op-ed speaks of wars to fight and enemies to defeat, from Russia to the Middle East, with the U.S. once again serving as global police. Pax Americana is back. In the face of global outrage, the president has proposed a ‘humanitarian pause’ in U.S.-backed violence. While that would be welcome, the president’s words show us that he’s had no change of heart.” (11/20/23)