Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George W. Bush”

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

Jeb Bush, Iraq War Dead-Ender

Bush’s answer on the Iraq war tells us all that we need to know about his appallingly bad foreign policy judgment.

Posted May 11th, 2015

Jeb Bush Calls W. His Top Israel Adviser

Like his brother, Bush thinks that there should be no “light” between the U.S. and Israel.

Posted May 7th, 2015

Bush’s Clueless RJC Speech

George W. Bush reminds us just how horrible his foreign policy judgment is.

Posted April 27th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Continuing Evasions on Foreign Policy

Like Bush’s other evasions, avoiding the question about regime change in Iran does nothing to reassure skeptics.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Jeb Bush Embraces George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush has no desire to distance himself from his brother’s foreign policy record.

Posted April 17th, 2015

The GOP’s Absurd Israel Litmus Test

Hard-liners have redefined support to mean offering a blank check.

Posted March 28th, 2015

Bad Client Behavior and U.S.-Israel Relations

The scars left by this latest episode of Israeli espionage could be significant.

Posted March 24th, 2015

Walker and the GOP’s Continuing Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

We should expect basic competence from our elected leaders.

Posted March 9th, 2015

Bush Intends to Follow Romney’s Lead on Foreign Policy

Bush is expected to imitate the Romney campaign’s overall approach to foreign policy.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Misremembering Bush and NATO Expansion

It should not be forgotten that just a few years ago the U.S. was eagerly pushing to expand NATO.

Posted February 17th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Evasions on Foreign Policy

If Bush won’t “re-litigate” the Bush-era wars, we should assume that he saw nothing wrong with how his brother managed them.

Posted February 13th, 2015