Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “George W. Bush”

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

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