Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

Oren and the Absurd “No Daylight” Standard

Oren distorts the historical record, but distorting the record is the point of the exercise.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Republicans and the Libyan War

Like many other hawks, Perry discovers only in hindsight that an unnecessary war for regime change might have been in error.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Perry and Hawkish Illusions of Control

The last thing that the U.S. needs is to have a president with an exaggerated belief in the ability of the U.S. to “shape” the politics of other nations.

Posted June 23rd, 2015

Misremembering Rubio’s Foreign Policy

Rubio is a “centrist” only as part of the bad tradition of McCain and Lieberman.

Posted June 22nd, 2015

The Absurd Idea of “No Daylight” in U.S.-Israel Relations

It is impossible to hold to a “no daylight” standard in dealing with any other government.

Posted June 16th, 2015

The Shameful U.S. Role in the War on Yemen

The U.S. is complicit in a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Obama and the War on ISIS

The mismatch between words and policies has been a long-running problem for the administration.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Clinton Wants Voters to Forget Her Foreign Policy Record

Clinton has every incentive to ensure that voters aren’t reminded how lousy her foreign policy record is.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Walker’s Britain Blunder

It is at best tacky for Walker to use anything Cameron said to him for campaign purposes.

Posted June 15th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

An open-ended conflict in Iraq. Micah Zenko reviews the shifting administration justifications …

Posted June 12th, 2015

The Folly of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

There was never any good reason for the intervention, nor was there any good reason for U.S. involvement

Posted June 3rd, 2015

Corker and the Absurd AUMF Debate

The U.S. should be looking for a way to get out of the war instead of worrying about getting Congress to rubber stamp another unnecessary intervention

Posted May 29th, 2015

Cruz’s Foreign Policy Opportunism

Cruz plays the demagogue no matter which position he happens to take at any given moment.

Posted May 27th, 2015

The Worsening War on Yemen

There is real danger of massive loss of life in Yemen.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Misrepresenting the War on Yemen

Misreading Yemen’s internal conflict as a proxy war instigated by Iran is as wrong as it gets.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Israel and Nonproliferation

Israel doesn’t have to worry about any consequences for its blatant and public efforts to derail a major U.S. diplomatic initiative.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Report: Turkey and the U.S. Agree to Give Syrian Rebels Air Support

Syria hawks may finally be getting their deranged wish.

Posted May 25th, 2015