Joe Biden’s Submissive — and Highly Revealing — Embrace of Saudi Despots

Source: Glenn Greenwald
by Glenn Greenwald

“Trump was not wildly deviating from U.S. policy by embracing Saudi tyrants but simply continuing long-standing U.S. policy of embracing all sorts of savage despots all over the world whenever doing so advanced U.S. interests. Indeed, what angered the permanent ruling class in Washington was not Trump’s policy of embracing the ruling Saudi monarchs, but rather his honesty and candor about why he was doing so. … The radical departure was Biden’s pledge during the 2020 presidential campaign to turn the Saudis into ‘pariahs’ and to isolate them as punishment for their atrocities. But few people in Washington were alarmed by Biden’s campaign vow because nobody believed that Joe Biden — with his very long history of supporting the world’s worst despots — ever intended to follow through on his cynical campaign pledge.” (06/12/22)