Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John Bolton”

Will Bolton Replace McMaster?

Nothing could be more bankrupt than a discredited Iraq war booster calling for regime change in yet another country while hitching himself to a group of disgraced exiles, but that is what Bolton is offering.

Posted January 29th, 2018

McMaster Named as National Security Advisor

Trump will be getting better advice than he was when Flynn was there.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Bolton Would Be a Horrible Choice for National Security Advisor

Appointing him would mean endorsing some of the very worst that the GOP has to offer on foreign policy.

Posted February 20th, 2017

UNSCR 2334 and Obama’s ‘Betrayal’ of Israel

The resolution that the U.S. chose not to veto does nothing except restate the obvious and affirm existing U.S. policy regarding illegal Israeli settlements.

Posted December 28th, 2016

The Bolton Test

Nominating Bolton to be Tillerson’s deputy would be a huge mistake.

Posted December 15th, 2016

Bolton and the Iran Obsession

The most worrisome part of Bolton’s record is his avowed support for regime change in Iran and his fondness for the MEK.

Posted December 13th, 2016

Report: Trump Chooses Tillerson for State and Picks Bolton as His Deputy

The fact that Bolton is receiving a top job anywhere in the administration is an indictment of Trump’s judgment.

Posted December 10th, 2016

Romney at State Would Be Disastrous

Unless Romney completely reinvented himself once again, his foreign policy views would be just as bad as Bolton’s or Giuliani’s.

Posted November 21st, 2016

Giuliani Might Be Even Worse Than Bolton

Giuliani shares the same flaws but has absolutely no relevant experience.

Posted November 17th, 2016

Bolton and Trump’s Foreign Policy Judgment

Trump’s bad foreign policy judgment extends to trusting in the faulty judgment of hard-liners that have been consistently wrong about most things for the last fifteen years.

Posted November 14th, 2016

What Will a Trump Foreign Policy Look Like?

A Trump foreign policy will probably be highly unilateralist, preoccupied with terrorism and Iran, and fixated mostly on the Middle East.

Posted November 9th, 2016

Explaining My 2016 Vote

It is usually not very hard to find reasons not to vote for the major party candidates, but the 2016 election has made it much easier than normal.

Posted November 7th, 2016

Cruz’s Reckless Unilateralism on Foreign Policy

When it comes to honoring important agreements that the U.S. made with allied governments, Cruz couldn’t care less about their views or interests.

Posted March 24th, 2016

No, the U.S. Shouldn’t Play the “Taiwan Card”

It would risk a major confrontation with China over an issue that the U.S. has successfully managed for decades while gaining the U.S. nothing.

Posted January 18th, 2016

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum

We don’t really need to hear twelve versions of the same answers.

Posted May 6th, 2015

Bolton’s Iran Fanaticism

Bolton’s MEK boosterism reminds us how fanatical and unmoored from reality Bolton’s ideas on Iran policy truly are.

Posted April 22nd, 2015

Bolton and the MEK

Bolton’s embrace of the MEK ought to discredit his views on Iran policy.

Posted March 27th, 2015