Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

Bush’s Clueless RJC Speech

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

Posted April 27th, 2015

Lindsey Graham and the “Wrong Side of History”

Ideologues convinced that they are on the “right side” of history usually end up defeated and discredited because of their ideological excesses.

Posted April 27th, 2015

Kasich and the Errors of “Cheap” Hawks

Kasich has the same bizarre impulse to take sides in conflicts where the U.S. has nothing at stake.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Rubio’s Phony Concern for Stability

Rubio feigns concern about regional disorder while saying that the U.S. might need to start another unnecessary war.

Posted April 20th, 2015

Debunking Iran’s “March of Conquest”

It makes for a good fear-mongering soundbite, but on closer scrutiny the argument falls apart.

Posted April 9th, 2015

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

Posted March 27th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Acknowledging the divergence of U.S. and Israeli interests. Robert Merry comments on …

Posted March 20th, 2015

Why Hawks Aren’t Held Accountable for the Wars They Support

Hawks are typically never judged by the results of the policies they support.

Posted March 12th, 2015

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