Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

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

The SOTU and Obama’s Unnecessary Wars

Obama has made it a habit in the last few years to order or threaten military action that isn’t necessary for U.S. or allied security.

Posted January 20th, 2015

Foreign Policy and the SOTU

Foreign policy will likely take up a very small part of tonight’s speech.

Posted January 20th, 2015

The Hawkish Marriage of Ignorance and Excessive Ambition

Republican hawks have little or no understanding of these issues, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating for a far more aggressive, ambitious foreign policy.

Posted January 20th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Leo Strauss: hawk or dove? Samuel Goldman reviews Robert Howse’s Leo Strauss: …

Posted January 9th, 2015

Public Opinion and the War Against ISIS

Support for escalation continues to be a minority position.

Posted January 9th, 2015

Rubio Truly Hates Diplomacy

The U.S. should seek to maintain normal relations with as many states as possible.

Posted December 18th, 2014