Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A portrait of an imperialist. Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews Lawrence James’ Churchill and …

Posted August 22nd, 2014

ISIS and the Administration’s Ridiculous Threat Inflation

The administration is once again demonstrating its flair for rhetorical overkill: Senior …

Posted August 21st, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq (II)

Surprising no one at all, the drumbeat for escalation in Iraq continues. …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Why We Don’t Avoid Mission Creep

Benjamin Friedman notes how quickly the new intervention in Iraq has expanded: …

Posted August 20th, 2014

Cameron and Iraq

Alex Massie is unhappy with Cameron on Iraq: You might think, even …

Posted August 20th, 2014

There Is Still No Foreign Policy “Paradox”

Roger Cohen once again repeats a tiresome argument: Yet many seem to …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Iraq and Mission Creep

Earlier this week, I spoke with Zack Beauchamp for bloggingheads on Clinton, …

Posted August 15th, 2014

The U.S. Must Avoid Escalation in Iraq

Max Boot predictably wants to expand the goals of intervention in Iraq. …

Posted August 14th, 2014

The Folly of Arming the Syrian Opposition

If the U.S.-trained Iraqi army couldn’t stop ISIS, why would “moderate” rebels do any better?

Posted August 12th, 2014

So Much For The “Limited” Intervention

Obama says that airstrikes in Iraq could continue for months: President Obama …

Posted August 9th, 2014

Getting Dragged Back Into Iraq

Obama’s Libyan adventure undercuts his promises to keep the latest bombing raids from escalating.

Posted August 8th, 2014

The Dishonest Charge of Withdrawal and Disengagement

Fred Hiatt very much wants us to believe that America’s “gradual withdrawal” …

Posted July 28th, 2014

Why Republicans Still Haven’t Regained the Public’s Trust on Foreign Policy

Matt Yglesias comments on a new Politico poll: By a margin of …

Posted July 23rd, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war for the “Greater Middle East.” Andrew Bacevich summarizes the reasons …

Posted July 18th, 2014

Perry’s Stale Foreign Policy Arguments

Rick Perry wades into the intra-Republican foreign policy debate with the most …

Posted July 14th, 2014

The Dangers of Obsessing Over “Credibility”

There was a recent exchange on Twitter about the importance of “credibility” …

Posted July 8th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America doesn’t need a global mission. Michael Brendan Dougherty explains why America …

Posted July 4th, 2014