President Joe Biden called Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” Wednesday. With good reason: The autocrat’s forces have bombed hospitals, schools, and other civilian structures, wantonly slaughtered children, and are leveling Ukrainian cities to try to make them submit. 

But Biden, as usual, didn’t mean it. 

Turns out the revived Iran deal now under discussion includes a massive sanctions waiver for Russia’s nuclear projects in Iran, such as state energy giant Rosatom’s plan to build out the Bushehr reactor — a project valued at $10 billion. 

So the sanctions Biden holds up as a terrible punishment for a war criminal turn out to be totally conditional on a clearly lesser (and majorly bad) goal: reviving the Iran deal. 

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