Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George W. Bush”

The Bushes Just Won’t Go Away

Nothing conveys a message of staleness and intellectual bankruptcy like yet another Bush dynasty revival.

Posted December 16th, 2014

Jeb Bush and Foreign Policy (II)

Like many relative moderates, Bush overcompensates for his “centrism” on domestic policy by endorsing failed and confrontational policies abroad.

Posted December 15th, 2014

Jeb Bush’s Victory Plan

Bushes can certainly win the Republican nomination, but they have to do it by getting primary voters to forget that they are Bushes.

Posted December 2nd, 2014

Scapegoating Hagel

Dumping Hagel is a way of appearing to shake up the administration following the midterms without doing anything that would change the way that the administration operates.

Posted November 25th, 2014

Jeb Bush and Foreign Policy

The country was already badly misled once by crediting a younger Bush with following in the foreign policy tradition of his father.

Posted November 19th, 2014

The U.S. Lost the Iraq War

The U.S. lost the Iraq war by any reasonable definition.

Posted November 14th, 2014

The Illusion of Lame-Duck Foreign Policy Success

There is no reason to assume that lame-duck foreign policy initiatives will be successful or wise.

Posted November 6th, 2014

Republicans and Policing the World

The proper role of the U.S. government is not to police the entire planet

Posted November 4th, 2014

Boehner’s Hawkish Demagoguery

If Americans need to be reminded why his party can’t be trusted on foreign policy, these comments from Boehner should do the trick.

Posted October 28th, 2014

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

The “Middle Course” of Increased Hawkishness

George Will proposes a “middle course” between Bush and Obama on foreign …

Posted July 30th, 2014

Reform Conservatives and Foreign Policy (II)

Ross Douthat responds to criticisms that reform conservatives are omitting foreign policy …

Posted July 17th, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy and the “Cause of Freedom”

The Wall Street Journal repeats a piece of ideological claptrap: So it …

Posted July 8th, 2014

Cheney and the So-Called “Freedom Agenda”

Peter Beinart is imagining things: It’s worth recognizing how directly Cheney is …

Posted June 30th, 2014

So Bush Wasn’t a “Monster”–So What?

Matt Bai wants you to know that George W. Bush isn’t a …

Posted May 9th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making sense of the Cambodian genocide. George Packer reviews Thierry Cruvellier’s The …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Why No One Should Still Be a Neocon (II)

Jonathan Tobin picks up on a questionable argument about Game of Thrones …

Posted April 9th, 2014