President Biden came into office promising a new way of doing foreign policy. His campaign said he would “repair the damage wrought by President Trump and chart a fundamentally different course for American foreign policy[.]” And he did start with a promising move — cutting off U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen.
But now, barely one month into office, he’s done just what Trump did early in his term: bomb Syria on a stupid pretext. U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in the eastern part of the country late on Thursday, supposedly against Iran-backed militias, in retaliation for hitting American forces with a rocket attack on February 15 in northern Iraq.