Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

The Senate Overrides Obama’s JASTA Veto

The contrast with last week’s debate over the latest arms sale to the Saudis could hardly be greater.

Posted September 28th, 2016

Obama’s Horrible Legacy in Yemen

Thanks to Obama’s indulgence of the Saudis, millions of Yemenis are on the brink of famine.

Posted September 26th, 2016

No, Really, Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

Almost everything in her foreign policy record says that this is how she will govern.

Posted September 26th, 2016

Paul and Murphy’s Laudable Opposition to the War on Yemen

The U.S. is facilitating the devastation of a country whose people have done nothing to us.

Posted September 20th, 2016

A Costly Mistake in Syria

The strike that killed Syrian soldiers shows the dangers inherent in running a bombing campaign in Syria in the midst of a multi-sided civil war.

Posted September 19th, 2016

Study: More Than a Third of Saudi Coalition Attacks on Yemen Hit Civilian Targets

The coalition has illegally bombed Yemeni civilians over three thousand times.

Posted September 19th, 2016

The 2016 Election and Obama’s Approval Rating

Obama’s approval rating has been averaging over 50% for many months.

Posted September 15th, 2016

The VP Candidates’ Bad Foreign Policy Records

Kaine ought to be questioned about his early and eager backing for the Saudis’ unnecessary and ruinous war.

Posted September 14th, 2016

The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues

This is what the Saudis and their allies have wrought with our government’s help.

Posted September 14th, 2016

Obama’s Futile Efforts at ‘Reassuring’ Bad Clients

No matter how much Obama does for these clients, neither they nor their supporters here in the U.S. are satisfied.

Posted September 13th, 2016

Why the Myth of ‘Retreat’ Won’t Die

In the eyes of interventionists, U.S. meddling overseas is insufficient and has to be increased, and so we hear about American “retreat.”

Posted September 13th, 2016

Our Warped Understanding of ‘Strength’ in Foreign Policy

This is what comes from defining “strength” and “leadership” in terms of decisiveness and action without regard for the consequences of the decisions and actions taken.

Posted September 12th, 2016

Clinton and the Imperial Presidency

We can reasonably sure that she would test and then go beyond the outer limits of what is legally permissible for a president to do.

Posted September 7th, 2016

The Deranged Belief That Obama Is ‘Allergic’ to Using Force

The sick and widespread belief that Obama isn’t eager enough to use force overseas is symptomatic of our over-militarized foreign policy.

Posted September 7th, 2016

Trump’s Mexican Sojourn

Trump’s visit has gained him nothing, and it has probably done considerable harm to his host.

Posted August 31st, 2016

Our Warped Debates About War

Most of our politicians have never seen a war that they thought was unnecessary.

Posted August 30th, 2016

The Interventionist’s Lament

Interventionists regret the decision not to kill people in another country that posed no threat to the U.S. or any of our allies.

Posted August 30th, 2016