Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

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

Christie and the “Inaction” Canard

Libya and Iraq are in their current state largely thanks to the decisions to “act” by pursuing regime change.

Posted September 29th, 2015

Corbyn and Britain’s Foreign Policy Debate

Corbyn’s win could provide the British public with a meaningful debate on foreign policy.

Posted September 14th, 2015

“Leadership” and the Warped Morality of Interventionists

Interventionists are generally indifferent to the catastrophes and humanitarian crises caused by U.S. “leadership” and action.

Posted September 9th, 2015

Why Democrats Ignore Clinton’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record

Most Democrats should find Clinton’s foreign policy record to be unacceptable and disqualifying, but that isn’t how they have reacted.

Posted September 1st, 2015

Scowcroft, the GOP, and the Nuclear Deal

In a more competent and responsible party, Scowcroft’s argument for the deal would provide cover for many members of Congress and presidential candidates to support it.

Posted August 24th, 2015

Kasich, the “Cheap Hawk” for Increased Military Spending

Kasich is so frugal that he thinks the U.S. should embark on a huge surge in military spending.

Posted August 18th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Debunking the bad arguments against the nuclear deal. Nicholas Miller refutes five …

Posted August 14th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Appalling Idea of a “Good Deal”

The Iraq war was an appalling, unnecessary disaster for all concerned, but Bush can’t grasp that.

Posted August 13th, 2015

Jeb Bush the Iraq War Dead-Ender

Bush is boasting that he thinks that U.S. soldiers should have continued to fight and die in Iraq for the last three and a half years.

Posted August 11th, 2015

Iran Hawks and “Fear-mongering”

Iran hawks fear that the deal will make it harder to engage in their own fear-mongering about Iran.

Posted August 10th, 2015

The Iraq War and the Mythology of the “Surge”

The “surge” failed on its own terms.

Posted August 10th, 2015

Brooks’ Fanatical Case Against the Nuclear Deal

Brooks’ complaint is that a negotiation did not result in Iran’s total capitulation.

Posted August 7th, 2015

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