Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

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

Who’s the Most Hawkish 2016 Candidate?

Trump’s combativeness causes Republican voters to see him as the most hawkish candidate.

Posted October 26th, 2015

Webb Drops Out

Webb was right to end his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Posted October 20th, 2015

The Trump-Bush Fight Over George W. Bush

Trump isn’t a reliable voice of reason on foreign policy, but most of his competitors are even more hopeless and ideological.

Posted October 19th, 2015

More Foreign Policy Questions That Should Be Asked, But Won’t Be

A few more foreign policy questions that the candidates should be asked tonight

Posted October 13th, 2015

Previewing the First Democratic Debate

Several of Clinton’s opponents are in a good position to take advantage of her vulnerability on foreign policy.

Posted October 13th, 2015

Clinton’s Syria Folly and 2016

It’s not surprising that Clinton has taken a foreign policy position that is horrible on the merits.

Posted October 5th, 2015

A Biden Candidacy and Foreign Policy

Biden’s overall foreign policy record for the last twenty years isn’t that much better than Clinton’s.

Posted September 30th, 2015