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Joe Biden’s policy puts America last: Goodwin

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It is said that if you are a hammer, the whole world is a nail. So it is with Joe Biden’s dream of making another nuclear deal with Iran.

Anything that looks like a serious hurdle to ordinary eyes is, to Biden, an invitation in disguise. Even the election of a hardliner as Iran’s president, a man accused of playing a major role in the mass execution of political opponents three decades ago, is said to be a good sign that a deal is within reach.

If this sounds crazy, welcome to the upside-down world of the president’s foreign policy. When the goal is to do the opposite of whatever Donald Trump did, only a Never Trumper can understand the logic.

That describes the New York Times as well as all the president’s men. The Gray Lady, having never given Trump credit for anything, is on a mission to give Biden credit for everything. Distorting reality to make him appear wise and heroic is part of the selling job.

Such is the impression created by Sunday’s front-page story, which declares in a two-deck headline that “Iran’s Election Could Speed Nuclear Deal” and that a “Hardliner May Be Biden’s Best Chance.”

The “News Analysis” tag is a sign the writers are at liberty to inject more than the usual dose of opinion and speculation. Because the Times editorializes in supposedly straight-news stories, upping the dose could take the reader into the realm of fiction.

Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi speaks during his first press conference after winning the presidential election, in Tehran, Iran, June 21, 2021.ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

It feels like we’re there when the writers claim American negotiators believe the election means “the moment may have come” for a breakthrough.

That conclusion relies on a “theory” spun mostly by anonymous sources about the aims and methods of Ayatollah Khamenei, who is said to be “stage-managing” the election and nuke talks. In a giant leap, we are told this is “Biden’s bet.”


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