In the Washington Post this week, author Elaine Sciolino penned a review of a new book called The Iran Wars, which gives readers a comprehensive look at the controversial nuclear agreement between Iran and the international community. The book, written by Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon, outlines in detail many troubling aspects of the deal. Instead of focusing on Solomon’s revelations, however, Sciolino chose to instead spend her review defending the Obama administration.

“Anyone who hates the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran will love this book,” Sciolino wrote, giving readers a hint as to where she stands. “His conclusions are dark. He argues that the United States and its global partners gave away too much and got taken for a ride by forging an agreement to prevent Iran from expanding its nuclear program. Even more ominous, he declares, the agreement makes the world more, not less, dangerous.”

Instead of summarizing that argument, Sciolino spends the bulk of the review complaining about what’s missing from the book. She criticizes Solomon for not interviewing more Iranian officials, for not interviewing the French foreign minister, and for its “weak” description of internal Iranian politics.

“At one point the author claims that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei makes all the key decisions in the country and that no one else, including the elected president, counts,” she wrote. “Yet he also acknowledges that even the U.S. intelligence community is ambivalent about how decisions are made inside Iran. He ignores the lively debates in the country — in the parliament, in the media — on just about every decision, including the nuclear deal.”

So on one hand, even U.S. officials are not sure about who’s calling the shots in the Iranian government; on the other, Sciolino is certain that every issue is debated openly and democratically.

She ends her review with a shameless defense of the nuclear deal, telling readers that “it stands as President Obama’s most important foreign policy achievement and a model of international cooperation.”

That, she says, is in contrast to Solomon’s conclusion, where he warned that there are “real risks that a much bigger and broader war is brewing in the region, and that the United States will inevitably be drawn in.”

She finishes up by echoing her opening statement:

“Those who hope to sabotage the nuclear agreement under a new administration will find this book useful.”

And those who believe everything that comes out of Barack Obama’s mouth need no book at all.