Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Barack Obama”

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

60 Members of Congress Call for Delay of Saudi Arms Sale

These members of Congress are bringing much-needed attention to the Obama administration’s irresponsible and indefensible enabling of reckless client states.

Posted August 29th, 2016

The Persistent Hawkish Misunderstanding of the Green Movement

The people in the best position to judge how U.S. support would be received in Iran thought it would harm the protesters.

Posted August 24th, 2016

The War on Yemen and the Folly of Enabling Reckless Clients

When indulging their destructive policy is the only discernible goal of U.S. support, it seems that there is nothing that the Saudis and their allies can do to jeopardize our government’s backing.

Posted August 22nd, 2016

A Close Call in Syria

Fortunately, this episode didn’t lead to a clash with the Syrian government, but a future one very well might.

Posted August 20th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Ending endless war. Andrew Bacevich makes some suggestions for how the U.S. …

Posted August 19th, 2016

Attacking Syria Is Still a Terrible Idea

The U.S. has neither the authority nor the right to do what Kristof wants to do.

Posted August 18th, 2016

Stop U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

U.S. support for the war was always indefensible because the war was unnecessary and reckless.

Posted August 17th, 2016

Our Indefensible War in Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen illustrates much of what’s worst in our foreign policy.

Posted August 16th, 2016

‘The Administration Must Stop Enabling This Madness’ in Yemen

Rep. Ted Lieu has been one of the few members of Congress to criticize the administration in the last year over its support for the war on Yemen.

Posted August 15th, 2016

More U.S. Weapons for the Saudis’ Atrocious War on Yemen

The Senate’s only public critics of U.S. support for the war, Rand Paul and Chris Murphy, are trying to block the latest sale.

Posted August 15th, 2016

What Is Obama’s Worst Foreign Policy Mistake? It’s Not Syria

Obama’s sin of commission in Yemen is clearly more blameworthy than his “failure” in Syria.

Posted August 11th, 2016

Of Course Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

We should assume that she will get the U.S. involved in crises and conflicts that have not yet begun.

Posted August 9th, 2016

Over 500 Days of the Indefensible, U.S.-Backed War on Yemen

The U.S. continues to enable the Saudis’ reckless, atrocious war of choice.

Posted August 9th, 2016

Kaine and the Illegal War on ISIS

Kaine has been one of the few members of Congress to challenge presidential authority to bomb ISIS targets

Posted August 8th, 2016

The Impending Collapse of the T-TIP

If the deal falls apart, it will be just the latest casualty of popular backlashes against the elite consensus.

Posted July 18th, 2016