Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

Yes, Clinton Is a Hawk, and It’s Silly to Deny It

Clinton is a liberal hawk and has favored every military intervention the U.S. has undertaken for the last twenty years (and some that it hasn’t yet done).

Posted August 17th, 2016

The U.S. Hasn’t ‘Pulled Back’ from the Middle East At All

The U.S. has not been “inactive” in any of the region’s conflicts.

Posted August 8th, 2016

What Republican Foreign Policy Reform Requires

Admitting that the Iraq war was a grievous, horrible error is necessary but not sufficient to reform Republican foreign policy.

Posted July 19th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Military-industrial election. Kelley Vlahos reports on the campaign spending of military contractors. …

Posted July 8th, 2016

Of Course the Iraq War Was Sold Dishonestly

One doesn’t have to fabricate something out of thin air to lie about what the evidence shows.

Posted July 7th, 2016

Blair’s Overdue Repudiation

Blair’s reputation is completely ruined.

Posted July 6th, 2016

Remembering Some Obvious Truths About the Iraq War

The Iraq war happened to be illegal, but more important it was profoundly unjust and unnecessary.

Posted July 6th, 2016

Pro-War Dead-enders and Our Unending Wars

Pro-war dead-enders don’t think the war they supported every really went “awry” except when it was ended “too soon.”

Posted April 7th, 2016

The Problem with NATO

NATO has spent the better part of the last two decades abandoning its original mission as a defensive alliance.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Condi Rice 2016: The Most Ridiculous Trial Balloon Ever

It’s as if her supporters went looking for a candidate unacceptable to almost every constituency in America.

Posted March 11th, 2016

The GOP Is Finally Debating Bush-Era Failures

Party and movement leaders have been committed to making excuses and rationalizations for Bush-era failures long after Bush left office.

Posted February 15th, 2016

Trump and the South Carolina Debate

Trump showed again that he won’t refrain from criticizing George W. Bush even when it may hurt him politically.

Posted February 15th, 2016

Sanders and Foreign Policy

Sanders seems leery of talking about foreign policy unless he absolutely has to.

Posted January 29th, 2016

Inflating the “Iranian Threat”

Now that Iranian influence is waning Iran hawks are sounding the alarm over an Iranian “empire” that doesn’t exist.

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Rubio and Bush’s Foreign Policy Debate Errors

Bush and Rubio made several errors on foreign policy last night.

Posted December 16th, 2015

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