Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

Guilting Germany Into a More Aggressive Foreign Policy (III)

Patrick Keller and Gary Schmitt also want Germany to have a more …

Posted February 10th, 2014

The Costs of Perpetual War

The Wall Street Journal editors keep wishing that the Iraq war was …

Posted January 6th, 2014

Christian Persecution and Regime Change

Michael Gerson is unhappy that democracy promotion gets some of the blame …

Posted December 27th, 2013

Rubio’s Tedious AEI Speech

Marco Rubio spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on foreign policy yesterday. …

Posted November 21st, 2013

Obstacles to Republican Foreign Policy Reform

Max Boot can’t figure out how the GOP lost its traditional advantage …

Posted November 15th, 2013

The Fantasy of a “Pro-American” Iraq

Amir Taheri opens his column with some thoroughly dishonest claims: A decade …

Posted October 28th, 2013

The Russians Aren’t Coming (II)

The Post reports that Russia is moving fill a “vacuum” in the …

Posted October 1st, 2013

Syria and “Pax Americana”

Ross Douthat concludes a balanced post on Syria this way: But as …

Posted September 4th, 2013

Non-Interventionist Blowback?

Syria hawks have lately been falling back on an argument that echoes …

Posted May 17th, 2013

When “Thinking Strategically” Means Not Thinking At All

Thank goodness Karl Rove has no influence in the White House any …

Posted May 9th, 2013

The Obnoxious Revisionism of Iraq War Dead-enders

Nada Bakos joins in refuting that awful Jackson Diehl op-ed on Iraq …

Posted April 3rd, 2013

Why It’s in the American Interest to Understand Other Nations’ Views

Paul Pillar states an undeniable truth: There is a moral deficit in …

Posted March 27th, 2013

The “Isolationist” British Empire

James Rubin shouldn’t be offering anyone history lessons: But generals and historians …

Posted March 20th, 2013

Kristol’s Bizarre History Lesson

There’s a lot wrong with this Bill Kristol article, but this line …

Posted March 18th, 2013

Feaver’s Absurd Iraq War “Myth”-Busting

Peter Feaver sets out to debunk five “myths” about the Iraq war, …

Posted March 18th, 2013

McCain: Who Are You Calling an Interventionist?

It’s a bit odd that someone who incessantly calls for military intervention …

Posted March 10th, 2013

Trying to Bluff Russia by Threatening an Unnecessary War

If it’s a mistake to argue for arming Syrian rebels as a …

Posted February 26th, 2013