Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George W. Bush”

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

No, Jeb Bush Won’t Be a Realist

Bush could hardly be making his agreement with his brother’s policies more obvious.

Posted February 11th, 2015

When Democratists Blame America

Freedom has been retreating around the world for the last decade no matter how much support the U.S. gives to democracy promotion efforts.

Posted January 28th, 2015

Has Rubio Been Underestimated?

Apart from the debacle over the Senate immigration bill, he hasn’t done anything in the Senate except to call for more foreign wars.

Posted January 27th, 2015

The Bush Identity

Jeb Bush has no substantive disagreements with how his brother governed while president.

Posted January 19th, 2015

Bush’s Long Shadow

The GOP still hasn’t faced up to what went wrong during his presidency.

Posted January 15th, 2015

Foreign Policy Experience and the 2016 Republican Field

Almost all of the likely candidates have never shown much interest in foreign policy.

Posted January 7th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Foreign Policy Weakness

Bush is a relative novice and relies on hard-liners’ slogans.

Posted January 6th, 2015

The Madness of “Broken Windows” Foreign Policy Revisited

The worst aspects of Bush’s foreign policy are preserved and lauded.

Posted January 2nd, 2015

Why Presidential Dynasties Are Noxious

Dynastic ties make it much easier for bad and mediocre candidates to compete for and even win nominations.

Posted December 31st, 2014

The Dreadful Prospect of Another Clinton-Bush Election

A Clinton-Bush race would guarantee an endorsement of the status quo no matter which side prevailed.

Posted December 30th, 2014

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