Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Sanders and Foreign Policy

Sanders seems leery of talking about foreign policy unless he absolutely has to.

Posted January 29th, 2016

The War on ISIS Expands to Libya

The Obama administration was wrong to expand the intervention into Syria, and it would be even more reckless to add yet another country as part of its illegal war.

Posted January 26th, 2016

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015

Gowdy, Rubio, and the Libyan War

If Gowdy represents Republican vacuity on foreign policy, Rubio represents the party’s pernicious hawkishness.

Posted December 28th, 2015

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015

Foreign Policy and the Fifth Republican Debate

The debate showed for the most part that the modern GOP remains unhinged and dangerous in their view of foreign threats and their preferred responses to them.

Posted December 16th, 2015

Cruz and Neoconservatism

The most hawkish and dangerous people in the GOP don’t trust Cruz to be on their side in foreign policy debates.

Posted December 14th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen is being destroyed with U.S. help. Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports on …

Posted December 4th, 2015

How Clinton Evades Accountability for the Libyan War

Clinton is able to escape scrutiny because in Washington there is never any real accountability for foreign policy blunders and there is usually overwhelming indifference to the consequences of our destructive policies.

Posted December 1st, 2015

Cruz Attacks Rubio’s Foreign Policy “Adventurism”

While this attack could hurt Rubio, it may not do very much for Cruz.

Posted December 1st, 2015

Rubio Has Never Been a Foreign Policy “Moderate”

He is one of the most reliably hawkish and ideological Republicans on foreign policy in Washington.

Posted November 10th, 2015

The Libyan War and Hindsight

Opponents of the Libyan war aren’t relying on hindsight to fault Clinton for her bad judgment.

Posted November 5th, 2015

The Real Scandal of the Libyan War

The true scandal here is that an administration can concoct a half-baked justification to attack another country and they will encounter very little resistance.

Posted October 27th, 2015

Rubio and the Idea of a “Republican Obama”

Rubio has actually been best-known for supporting some policies that Obama also favors.

Posted October 27th, 2015

The GOP’s Hawkish Ideological Blinders

It would never occur to them to cite involving the U.S. in a foreign civil war as proof of the president’s bad judgment.

Posted October 26th, 2015

Why Is the Administration Still Debating a “No-Fly Zone” for Syria?

The fact that there are still people inside the administration pushing an idea as terrible and reckless as this one is worrisome.

Posted October 23rd, 2015

Biden and Democratic Foreign Policy

It’s too bad that Biden’s skeptical arguments didn’t win out more often in the administration’s internal debates.

Posted October 21st, 2015