This image taken from video footage aired by Iranian state television on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, shows the launch of a rocket by Iran's Revolutionary Guard carrying a Noor-2 satellite in northeastern Shahroud Desert, Iran. Credit: Iranian state television / AP

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President Joe Biden is  saying that we cannot intercede in the assault on Ukraine because doing so could invite a nuclear response from a dictator who is perhaps deranged but certainly intent on getting what he wants.

Fair enough, which begs the question: Then why is Biden — like Barack Obama before him — seemingly hell-bent on making a deal to allow Iran ultimately to have nuclear weapons when that country is run by dictatorial religious fundamentalists who have already announced that their goal is to destroy Israel as well as the United States?

Brian Striar

Bangor