Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

Cruz, Obama, and American “Leadership”

Hawkish critics have consistently misrepresented what Obama says and does to portray him and his foreign policy as almost the opposite of what they are.

Posted November 17th, 2015

Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Talk About Quagmires (or Foreign Policy)

Bush wants to get us much deeper into the Syrian conflict now and keep us there for a very long time.

Posted November 17th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Finding justice for veterans. Kelley Vlahos reports on the work of the …

Posted November 13th, 2015

Yemen and the Coalition of the Wicked

The U.S. is aiding many despicable and oppressive governments in the war on Yemen.

Posted November 9th, 2015

The War on ISIS and Our Useless Regional Clients

While the U.S. assists the atrocious Saudi-led war, Washington’s useless regional clients do as little as they possibly can to assist in fighting ISIS.

Posted November 9th, 2015

Obama’s Gradual Escalation of the War on ISIS

As he often does, Obama has endorsed a version of the hawkish option that he derided just a few months before.

Posted November 6th, 2015

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

U.S. support for the war on Yemen is a particularly shameful episode in modern U.S. foreign policy.

Posted November 5th, 2015

The Libyan War and Hindsight

Opponents of the Libyan war aren’t relying on hindsight to fault Clinton for her bad judgment.

Posted November 5th, 2015

The U.S. Plans to Throw More Weapons into Syria

All that this does is ensure that the conflict takes even longer to end.

Posted November 5th, 2015

Cluster Bombs and Double Standards

It is only when U.S. proxies are coming under attack that the administration objects publicly to their use.

Posted November 2nd, 2015

Syria and America’s Reputation

Not following through on his foolish “red line” in Syria has been one of the few things Obama did right in the last three years.

Posted November 2nd, 2015

Escalating the Illegal War in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. has deepened its involvement in Syria’s civil war, and it is ludicrous for administration officials to pretend otherwise.

Posted November 2nd, 2015

Obama’s “Limited” Intervention Keeps Expanding

Obama has repeatedly trapped himself into pursuing bad policies through his careless rhetoric.

Posted October 30th, 2015

Escalating the War on ISIS Again

The administration continues to escalate its illegal war in Iraq and Syria.

Posted October 30th, 2015

The Real Scandal of the Libyan War

The true scandal here is that an administration can concoct a half-baked justification to attack another country and they will encounter very little resistance.

Posted October 27th, 2015

Rubio and the Idea of a “Republican Obama”

Rubio has actually been best-known for supporting some policies that Obama also favors.

Posted October 27th, 2015

The Saudis’ War Crimes in Yemen

The U.S. has helped them both in committing these crimes and in keeping them from facing close scrutiny of what they have been doing.

Posted October 27th, 2015