Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “John McCain”

The Senate Should Still Reject Pompeo

It would be a serious mistake for the Senate to confirm a nominee with no relevant experience and no understanding of diplomacy to be our top diplomat.

Posted April 17th, 2018

McCain Blames America First

McCain’s understanding of culpability is completely upside down: he always lets the U.S. off the hook for its worst behavior while imputing the worst behavior of our enemies to our government’s “failure” to “stop” it.

Posted April 8th, 2018

The Republicans’ Dilemma

Until Trump’s elected Republican critics are able to offer something other than reheated Bushism, they may as well quit.

Posted October 25th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

McCain’s tired dogma. Andrew Bacevich responds to John McCain’s Liberty Medal speech. …

Posted October 20th, 2017

McCain and American Ideals

Americans shouldn’t have to choose between “half-baked, spurious nationalism” and the irresponsible interventionism identified with McCain.

Posted October 19th, 2017

McCain’s Warped Morality and U.S. Foreign Policy

There is probably no one less credible to deliver such a rebuke to Tillerson than McCain.

Posted May 8th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Memo for McMaster. Andrew Bacevich offers Trump’s National Security Advisor some suggestions …

Posted April 14th, 2017

McCain and Graham’s Predictable Warmongering

McCain and Graham predictably want “greater military action” against the Syrian government because that is always their answer to everything.

Posted April 12th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Seeking accountability in Yemen. Fatima Bhojani reviews how the Saudis and their …

Posted March 24th, 2017

McCain’s Obnoxious Montenegro Outburst

There are many good reasons why NATO shouldn’t let Montenegro join.

Posted March 15th, 2017

Endangered Hawk Watch

As expected, Kirk and Johnson appear to be heading to defeat next week.

Posted November 2nd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

One woman’s lonely struggle against famine in Yemen. Nawal al-Maghafi reports on …

Posted September 23rd, 2016

McCain and Corker Need a Geography Lesson

McCain and Corker’s error would almost be funny if it didn’t reflect their poor understanding of the region and the conflict they want the U.S. to continue fueling.

Posted September 22nd, 2016

McCain and Graham’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

It requires swallowing Saudi propaganda whole to argue that the Saudis and their allies have been acting in self-defense, and that is what McCain and Graham tried to do.

Posted September 21st, 2016

Israel, Palestine, and the GOP Platform

The plank predictably affirms the wrongheaded, destructive view that there should be “no daylight” between America and Israel.

Posted July 12th, 2016

McCain’s Sickening Defense of the War on Yemen

No matter how destructive a military intervention is, McCain will defend it as long as it is waged by the U.S. or one of our clients.

Posted May 18th, 2016

What to Expect from Today’s Elections

Trump appears to be on track for at least three more wins.

Posted March 15th, 2016