Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

Iran Hawks and the Iraq War

Iran hawks are most confident about Iran’s “march of conquest” when it isn’t happening, and they were heedless of Iranian gains when they were most likely to occur.

Posted July 23rd, 2015

The Politics of the Nuclear Deal

If the deal presents a political problem for anyone, it is the eventual Republican nominee.

Posted July 16th, 2015

Clinton’s Bad Foreign Policy Record

The Iraq war vote was just one in a series of poor decisions Clinton has made.

Posted July 7th, 2015

Jeb Bush and W.’s Second-Term Foreign Policy

Jeb Bush isn’t even pretending to support foreign policy restraint.

Posted June 29th, 2015

McCain and Wars of Aggression

It is hard to take a hawk like McCain seriously on Ukraine.

Posted June 29th, 2015

Clinton and the Democrats on Foreign Policy

The Democratic Party isn’t as united on foreign policy as it might seem.

Posted June 17th, 2015

How Threat Inflation Thrives

The U.S. keeps paying a price for overestimating threats to our security and for overreacting to the exaggerated threats.

Posted June 8th, 2015

The Folly of “Nation-Building”

The real alternative to “nation-building” is to refrain from overthrowing the existing government.

Posted June 8th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Has the GOP learned anything from the Iraq debacle? Gene Healy revisits …

Posted June 5th, 2015

Rubio and “Nation-Building”

Rubio thinks the U.S. should keep trying to “nation-build” in Iraq without using the name.

Posted June 4th, 2015

Perry’s Reckless Foreign Policy

Perry is shamelessly rewriting the history of the Iraq war.

Posted June 4th, 2015

The Chafee Challenge to Clinton

Chafee would do well to challenge Clinton on the entirety of her foreign policy record.

Posted June 3rd, 2015

Walker’s Bad History and Worse Foreign Policy

Walker talks about learning from history, but fails to take into account the different circumstances of the two periods that he is comparing.

Posted June 1st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Allies against empire. Richard Drake recounts the careers and foreign policy views …

Posted May 29th, 2015

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