Feb 282021

Biden’s First Foreign Policy Speech Vows “Forever Wars”

US foreign policy has clearly continued in the same direction, without missing a beat. Unlike in previous transitions in the White House, this time US President Joe Biden has not even really tried to promise even the faintest hope that it wouldn’t.

There were a few glimpses of remote hope – particularly regarding the possibility the US wouldn’t abandon its last arms treaty with Russia, New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) – and Biden’s promise of returning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.
However, in Biden’s first speech regarding foreign policy since taking office, now posted on the White House’s official website and titled, “Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World,” reveals that, if anything, US belligerence on the global stage is set to only expand.

“America is back. Diplomacy is back at the center of our foreign policy.”

Biden’s opening remarks attempt to suggest that America has drifted away under his predecessor US President Donald Trump. But when he says “America is back,” we are left to assume he means “back” to what the US was doing under the administration of US President Barack Obama under which he served as vice president.

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  2 Responses to “Biden’s First Foreign Policy Speech Vows “Forever Wars””

  1. So it goes that US presidents always feel the need to drop a bomb on a country in their first months of office …no beautiful piece of chocolate cake to honour the bombing for Biden, probably just a large bottle of hand sanitiser to wash his hands with before his next meeting with the pope.

    Vanessa Beeley has a detailed report of the attack.
    Biden has bombed Syria under the pretext of targeting Iranian militia, Saraya Awliya al-Dam, that took responsibility for the 15th February attack on the US occupation military base in Iraq, killing one contractor and injuring several other personnel.

  2. Someone wrote (don’t recall who) that each successive US president is worse than the last. The alternating of the parties enhances the bad effects.