Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The deciders. “John Hay” details how lower-level bureaucrats made critical decisions that …

Posted November 6th, 2015

Rubio and the Idea of a “Republican Obama”

Rubio has actually been best-known for supporting some policies that Obama also favors.

Posted October 27th, 2015

Who’s the Most Hawkish 2016 Candidate?

Trump’s combativeness causes Republican voters to see him as the most hawkish candidate.

Posted October 26th, 2015

Webb Drops Out

Webb was right to end his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Posted October 20th, 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

More Foreign Policy Questions That Should Be Asked, But Won’t Be

A few more foreign policy questions that the candidates should be asked tonight

Posted October 13th, 2015

Previewing the First Democratic Debate

Several of Clinton’s opponents are in a good position to take advantage of her vulnerability on foreign policy.

Posted October 13th, 2015

Clinton’s Syria Folly and 2016

It’s not surprising that Clinton has taken a foreign policy position that is horrible on the merits.

Posted October 5th, 2015

A Biden Candidacy and Foreign Policy

Biden’s overall foreign policy record for the last twenty years isn’t that much better than Clinton’s.

Posted September 30th, 2015

Christie and the “Inaction” Canard

Libya and Iraq are in their current state largely thanks to the decisions to “act” by pursuing regime change.

Posted September 29th, 2015

Corbyn and Britain’s Foreign Policy Debate

Corbyn’s win could provide the British public with a meaningful debate on foreign policy.

Posted September 14th, 2015

“Leadership” and the Warped Morality of Interventionists

Interventionists are generally indifferent to the catastrophes and humanitarian crises caused by U.S. “leadership” and action.

Posted September 9th, 2015

Why Democrats Ignore Clinton’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record

Most Democrats should find Clinton’s foreign policy record to be unacceptable and disqualifying, but that isn’t how they have reacted.

Posted September 1st, 2015

Scowcroft, the GOP, and the Nuclear Deal

In a more competent and responsible party, Scowcroft’s argument for the deal would provide cover for many members of Congress and presidential candidates to support it.

Posted August 24th, 2015

Kasich, the “Cheap Hawk” for Increased Military Spending

Kasich is so frugal that he thinks the U.S. should embark on a huge surge in military spending.

Posted August 18th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Debunking the bad arguments against the nuclear deal. Nicholas Miller refutes five …

Posted August 14th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Appalling Idea of a “Good Deal”

The Iraq war was an appalling, unnecessary disaster for all concerned, but Bush can’t grasp that.

Posted August 13th, 2015