Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George W. Bush”

The Rubio Fantasy

The Rubio fantasy is probably appealing to some Republicans because it means that the GOP and the country are not all that different from the way they were in the 2000s.

Posted January 25th, 2016

Movement Conservatism vs. Trump

The pretense that Bush supporters care about reducing the size and power of government would almost be amusing if none of us could remember the previous decade.

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Trump, Cruz, and the (Partial) Repudiation of Bushism

We are seeing at least a partial repudiation of one of the most disastrous periods of Republican governance.

Posted January 19th, 2016

Trump and the “Humane Values” of the GOP

Bush loyalists have no business complaining about anyone else “defacing” the GOP when they did so much of that already.

Posted January 8th, 2016

The North Korea Blame Game

All of the sniping in response to the latest nuclear test is as predictable as it is useless.

Posted January 6th, 2016

A Very Biased Article on GOP Foreign Policy Divisions

The article is skewed heavily in favor of supporters of Bush-era foreign policy.

Posted December 30th, 2015

Santorum’s 2016 Flop

Santorum’s obsession with pushing hard-line foreign policy views is one of his great electoral weaknesses.

Posted December 22nd, 2015

Trump and Republican Foreign Policy

The same people that have treated gut instinct and ideological conformity as the only things that really matter in foreign policy are now deservedly stuck with a loudmouth nationalist.

Posted November 24th, 2015

The Trump-Bush Fight Over George W. Bush

Trump isn’t a reliable voice of reason on foreign policy, but most of his competitors are even more hopeless and ideological.

Posted October 19th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Costly and Dangerous Syria Policy

Even if Bush’s policy “worked,” it would be extraordinarily costly and would gain the U.S. absolutely nothing.

Posted October 13th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Foreign Policy Confusion

There is no reason to believe that Jeb has inherited his father’s foreign policy competence.

Posted September 21st, 2015

The Modern GOP and George H.W. Bush’s Internationalism

Republican hawks tend to avoid mentioning the elder Bush’s record primarily because they regard his internationalism as insufficiently aggressive.

Posted August 18th, 2015

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s “Nuanced” Foreign Policy

If Bush’s past public statements on Cuba and Iran are any indication, he doesn’t make a habit of giving nuanced answers.

Posted June 15th, 2015

Bush’s Underwhelming European Tour

Bush’s Berlin speech fell flat.

Posted June 10th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Iraq Fantasies

Jeb Bush is peddling fantasies about Iraq.

Posted May 20th, 2015

The Real Iraq War Test

The Iraq war was far worse than a mistake.

Posted May 19th, 2015