Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

Britain’s Many Wars of Choice

All of Britain’s wars over the last two decades have been wars of choice that it could have avoided.

Posted February 26th, 2015

Bush’s Fatuous Views on Iraq and ISIS

Bush’s statement combines the worst sort of second-guessing with a magical belief in the power of an American military presence to forestall undesirable developments overseas.

Posted February 26th, 2015

McCain’s Extremely Selective Sense of Shame

McCain feels shame only when the U.S. refuses to take futile action that would cause more death and destruction somewhere in the world.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Iraq War

Interventionists can never admit that a foreign war was wrong in principle.

Posted February 23rd, 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

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

Republicans and Foreign Policy Restraint

There is a peace constituency in the GOP.

Posted January 27th, 2015

No One Will Have to Answer for the Libyan War

The strong bias in favor of action in response to foreign crises doesn’t allow most members of either party to fault U.S. policy for being too meddlesome.

Posted January 26th, 2015

The Harm That the “Special Relationship” Does to America and Britain

The relationship during the last fifteen years has been a largely one-sided and destructive one for both countries.

Posted January 22nd, 2015

Kasich and Foreign Policy

What he has said lately on foreign policy is just what one would expect from any Republican hawk.

Posted January 9th, 2015

Libertarianism and Preventive War Don’t Mix

There is no way to make a coherent libertarian case for preventive war.

Posted December 9th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

COIN is a proven failure. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis describes the failure …

Posted December 5th, 2014

The Uses and Abuses of Historical Analogies

Historical analogies are very often used in crude attempts to shoehorn modern events into convenient ideological stories.

Posted December 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Posted November 21st, 2014

Global “Policing” Is a Recipe for Chaos

Stephens’ notion of global “policing” amounts to a pretext for regime change with no concern for what takes the place of the deposed government.

Posted November 19th, 2014

Why the Myth of “Winning” the Iraq War Is So Harmful

The myth feeds the hawks’ ideological fantasy that the Iraq war was not wrong from the very beginning.

Posted November 17th, 2014