Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

The Revisionism of Iraq War Dead-Enders

The heart of Iraq war revisionism is the belief of war supporters that the U.S. occupation was good for Iraqi security.

Posted May 29th, 2015

Jindal’s Mindless “Moral Clarity”

The weakness of Jindal’s position is reflected in his robotic recitation of ideological slogans.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Hawks and Bad Historical Analogies

When it comes to citing false analogies as a substitute for policy argument, hawks are almost always the offenders.

Posted May 27th, 2015

The Evils of Unnecessary Wars

Unnecessary wars are ruinous and costly for the U.S. and the other countries affected by them.

Posted May 25th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new lie about Iraq. Jon Basil Utley recalls how the Bush …

Posted May 22nd, 2015

The World Isn’t Better Off Because of the Iraq War

Only a fanatic could look at the devastation wrought by the Iraq war conclude that the world is better place because of it.

Posted May 21st, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Iraq Fantasies

Jeb Bush is peddling fantasies about Iraq.

Posted May 20th, 2015

Jindal Wants to Start Another War

Jindal endorses a position that would have the U.S. start another illegal and unjustified war.

Posted May 20th, 2015

The Real Iraq War Test

The Iraq war was far worse than a mistake.

Posted May 19th, 2015

The Madness of “Preventive” War

“Preventive” war is always unnecessary, and there can be no justification for it.

Posted May 18th, 2015

Rubio’s Predictable, Ideological CFR Speech

This is not a “doctrine” anyone should want to follow.

Posted May 13th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Disgraceful Dodge

No doubt Jeb Bush would like us to focus on anything but the disastrous war he supported.

Posted May 13th, 2015

The Iraq War and Jeb Bush’s Hearing Problems

Bush gave the pat, unthinking answer on the Iraq war that so many pro-war politicians have given before him.

Posted May 12th, 2015

Jeb Bush, Iraq War Dead-Ender

Bush’s answer on the Iraq war tells us all that we need to know about his appallingly bad foreign policy judgment.

Posted May 11th, 2015

No, Cameron Isn’t an “Isolationist” or “Little Englander”

A timely reminder that isolationist is a completely meaningless word in contemporary debates.

Posted May 9th, 2015

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