US opposes dictators? Yes! Except when it supports them

Dictators are bad, except, well, when they’re kind of OK: welcome to the moral gymnastics that Joe Biden is only the latest US president to embrace in a complicated world.

Biden’s decision to exclude the far-left leaders of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from this week’s regional Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles is being touted as US defense of democracy in action.

“We just don’t believe dictators should be invited and… and so we don’t regret that,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “The president will stand by his principle.”


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