Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

Rubio’s Awful “Rollback” Plan for Iran

The costs of a “rollback” policy are always too high even for most of the advocates of “rollback.”

Posted March 24th, 2015

Rand Paul’s Burned Bridges

Paul has burned bridges with many of the antiwar libertarians and conservatives that were once most likely to be on his side.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

Cotton’s Confused Argument About Iranian Influence

Like all the Iran hawks before him, Cotton claims to fear growing Iranian influence while supporting policies that have facilitated its growth.

Posted March 16th, 2015

Paul’s Odd Support for Kurdish Independence

Paul doesn’t seem to have thought through any of the implications of what Kurdish independence would mean for the countries affected by it.

Posted March 11th, 2015

Rubio’s Confusion About ISIS and Iran Continues

Rubio may have a lot to say on foreign policy issues, but what he says is often wrong.

Posted March 11th, 2015

Britain and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

“Retreat” is normally code for a foreign policy that is slightly less aggressive and meddlesome.

Posted March 8th, 2015

Bush’s Fatuous Views on Iraq and ISIS

Bush’s statement combines the worst sort of second-guessing with a magical belief in the power of an American military presence to forestall undesirable developments overseas.

Posted February 26th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Abu Ghraib goes to court. Kelley Vlahos reports on the role of …

Posted February 20th, 2015

Military Intervention and Public Opinion

There is some good news in the latest findings for advocates of restraint.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Kasich and the War on ISIS

Kasich’s view suffers from all the usual flaws of hawkish policy arguments.

Posted February 17th, 2015

Congress Should Reject the Authorization for the War on ISIS

Any limits in the new draft resolution are irrelevant as long as the 2001 AUMF remains in force.

Posted February 16th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Whom does Netanyahu represent? Noah Millman questions the Israeli prime minister’s claim …

Posted February 13th, 2015

The Phony “Broad Coalition” Against ISIS

The U.S. has been suckered into taking on almost all of the work and the risks of the air campaign while its “partners” make token contributions.

Posted February 13th, 2015

Obama’s “Limited” Perpetual War

The administration is seeking approval for a “limited” war that it envisions as being virtually unlimited in terms of place, duration, and potential targets.

Posted February 12th, 2015

The Ever-Expanding War on ISIS

Congress should refuse to sign off on the administration’s expansive war resolution.

Posted February 12th, 2015

The War Against ISIS and the Absurd AUMF Debate

The entire process of authorizing the war is happening long after the decision to intervene was made without any real debate.

Posted February 11th, 2015

Walker and the War on ISIS

Walker buys into many of the worst assumptions about U.S. “leadership” and activism overseas.

Posted February 2nd, 2015