•The willingness of the administration to make decisions of this magnitude without consulting the countries most exposed will not be lost on other parts of the world.
•The lesson learned by Germany is that it can pursue its own inclinations of doing business with dictators regardless of principles and with no consequences from Washington.
•The project creates conditions for Russia’s escalation of military aggression against Ukraine, as well as the continuation of a hybrid war against the EU and NATO….
•The U.S.-German deal is embarrassingly weak. Overall, Biden handed Putin the biggest gift he’s received in years.
•Remarkably, Washington agreed to end its opposition to the project without any recognizable benefit in exchange: The compromise between Biden and Merkel is not a compromise at all, but an American capitulation.”
Basically, Biden’s just let it be known that the US is no longer a leader but a weakling country.