US Politics

Biden must solve the Middle East crisis

BY Bruce Anderson   /  22 February 2021

Joe Biden is still in the Bomfog phase of his Presidency. Bomfog – the brotherhood of man, the fellowship  of God – refers to an American political rhetoric based on sonorous platitudes, which will please an audience that is determined to be pleased. At present, at least in the West, Biden has such hearers. They are delighted by his references to multilateralism. Above all, they are overjoyed because he is not Donald Trump. But what happens when it comes to turning aspiration into action?


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