Well I do drop back in to read responses to my posts, and will here reply to hightor.
The "former guy" in hightor's comments was, of course then President Trump. Unfortunately hightor has his facts wrong about Trump's actions with respect to the then planned Nord Stream pipeline. Trump in fact had imposed effective economic sanctions on it and the participants in the program, which had effectively stopped its progress. Removing them was one of the several vindictive and imbecilic actions our sadly declining President took in his first day in office. Another was to summarily stop work on ongoing contracts to build important new sections of the border wall. Interestingly Biden has recently - and very quietly - resumed work on several sections.
It was Trump who initiated the massive expansion of the extraction of our huge natural gas resources (which Biden, again soon after taking office, severely restricted). Trump's actions in this area had yielded the large-scale transformation of our coal generation of electrical power to cheaper, cleaner natural gas, doing so through the simple action of natural economic forces. This yielded the larger (both relative and quantitative) reductions in GHG emissions than were achieved ,during his term, by any of the signatories of the Rome treaty ( and doing so without the bad side effects of the government bureaucratic regulation and new taxes. preferred by self-styled "progressives" = stupid closet authoritarians). He transformed us from an importer, dependent on the actions of OPEC and Russia, to a major exporter with substantial leverage on setting the world price for these products and, significantly to becoming a large exporter of oil & gas. This a gave us substantial leverage in setting the world trade price for these products and, significantly, started our LNG gas exports to Europe. (Biden's recent and hapless activity in this area does little, given the inhibitions to increased gas production he himself initiated immediately on office. Moreover his ability to influence events in Europe has largely vanished due to his amply demonstrated incompetence in international affairs (it appears Robert Gates' comment on this in his book were sadly accurate.)
Trump vigorously supported Ukraine's independence and worked to limit the internal corruption that threatened its economic progress. In stark contrast, Biden was an active participant in that corruption, and misused the role assigned to him by Obama to do it, even bragging publicly (in his usual - and sadly comical - pseudo-macho style) to force the removal of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was then threatening a major corporate participant in that corruption (which soon afterwards appointed Biden's wayward son to a lucrative role on its board.)
I'll concede it's difficult to see much wisdom, competence, or real leadership in Biden's actions. As a result his committed defenders are forced to such exertions and distortions in defending him. It's not easy putting lipstick on an angry, demented pig