Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

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

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