Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

Corker and the Absurd AUMF Debate

The U.S. should be looking for a way to get out of the war instead of worrying about getting Congress to rubber stamp another unnecessary intervention

Posted May 29th, 2015

Public Opinion on Syria and the War on ISIS

There continues to be substantial opposition to escalating U.S. involvement in the war.

Posted May 29th, 2015

Why the U.S. Should End Its War in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. should be finding a way to disentangle itself from a conflict in which it should never have been involved.

Posted May 28th, 2015

A Quarter-Century of Interventions

The U.S. has bombed and/or invaded another country at least once every year for the past twenty-one years straight.

Posted May 27th, 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

Why Congress Shouldn’t Authorize the War on ISIS

If the war remains unauthorized, it could be easier to end U.S. involvement.

Posted May 22nd, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Iraq Fantasies

Jeb Bush is peddling fantasies about Iraq.

Posted May 20th, 2015

Rubio Was Never a “Moderate” on Foreign Policy

The idea that Rubio was ever a “moderate” on foreign policy is simply wrong.

Posted May 12th, 2015

The Absurd AUMF “Debate”

Passing an authorization now would just reconfirm how deferential and useless Congress has become.

Posted May 7th, 2015

Why the GOP Won’t Benefit from a Foreign Policy Election

Hawkish candidates wrongly assume that most Americans are craving a more activist and meddlesome foreign policy.

Posted May 5th, 2015

Congress’ Screwed-Up Foreign Policy Priorities

Congress tries to interfere with U.S. diplomacy while giving the president free rein to wage illegal wars.

Posted April 30th, 2015

The Unjust and Unnecessary War on Yemen

If it weren’t one of our clients, the attacking government would be denounced for threatening the stability of the entire region.

Posted April 15th, 2015

The American Conservative: Peace and Restraint

We need your help to continue promoting conservative principles of wisdom, prudence, and restraint.

Posted April 15th, 2015

Debunking Iran’s “March of Conquest”

It makes for a good fear-mongering soundbite, but on closer scrutiny the argument falls apart.

Posted April 9th, 2015

War with Iran Would Be a Disaster for the Region

Attacking Iran would just drive their nuclear program deeper underground.

Posted March 30th, 2015

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