Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

Wrecking and Starving Yemen with Washington’s Blessing

Both Trump and Obama have earned lasting scorn for their willingness to facilitate the wrecking and starvation of Yemen.

Posted April 20th, 2017

Trump and U.S. Support for Authoritarian Power-Grabs

When he sides with authoritarian leaders against their domestic opposition, Trump is unfortunately not so different from his predecessors.

Posted April 18th, 2017

Venezuela and Our Stupid Obsession with U.S. ‘Leadership’

The U.S. should be willing to help its neighbors in our hemisphere when we can be reasonably sure that our help is wanted and constructive, but most of the time it is neither of those things.

Posted April 17th, 2017

The Delusions of Interventionists

Initiating and joining wars are considered the default, “normal” response in Washington, and refusing to start one is treated as the weird, monstrous aberration.

Posted April 11th, 2017

A ‘Not-Obama’ Foreign Policy That Keeps Obama’s Worst Policies

Trump wants to make Obama’s worst policies even worse.

Posted April 8th, 2017

The Incredibly Bad Arguments for Intervening in Syria

Our foreign policy professionals seem only too eager to blunder into a new war that we avoided four years ago.

Posted April 6th, 2017

Trump’s Confused Syria Views

Far from demonstrating any consistent interest in realpolitik, this shows how incoherent and changeable Trump’s views on most issues really are

Posted April 5th, 2017

Trump’s Full Embrace of Authoritarian Client States

The U.S. shouldn’t go in search of monsters to destroy, but neither should it embrace and support monstrous regimes.

Posted April 3rd, 2017

Trump Compounds Obama’s Terrible Error in Yemen

Giving the coalition even more support further encourages and rewards the worst behavior of the Saudis and their allies.

Posted March 28th, 2017

The Indefensible War on Yemen

The war on Yemen and our government’s support for it have been indefensible from the start.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Congress Shouldn’t Pass a New AUMF for the War on ISIS

Passing a new resolution would effectively pardon and reward two presidents for waging an illegal war.

Posted March 27th, 2017

The Appalling Idea of Increasing U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

It would be deranged to commit the U.S. to an even larger role in enabling this disaster.

Posted March 26th, 2017

The Enduring Shame of Two Years of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

Uncritically backing our reckless clients leads to disaster for the clients and enduring shame for us.

Posted March 24th, 2017

Starving Yemen to Death

Seven million people are on the verge of starving to death and another ten million people are not far behind

Posted March 23rd, 2017

The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues

The U.S. has helped bring about the ruin of an entire country whose people did nothing to us.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Trump and the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Instead of disentangling the U.S. from this relationship, Trump is making a point of reaffirming it and sinking the U.S. even deeper into complicity with the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Disgraceful U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Continues

Trump is compounding the earlier errors that Obama made in enabling the war.

Posted March 8th, 2017