Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

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

Webb Drops Out

Webb was right to end his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

Posted October 20th, 2015

Clinton’s War of Choice

Clinton’s answer on Libya was a reminder of how lousy the case for intervention was from the beginning.

Posted October 15th, 2015

The Libyan War and Clinton’s “Smart Power”

There was nothing remotely clever or intelligent about the way that U.S. and allied power was used in Libya four years ago.

Posted October 14th, 2015

The Dispiriting Democratic Debate

The opportunity to attack Clinton on her foreign policy vulnerabilities was completely squandered.

Posted October 14th, 2015

More Foreign Policy Questions That Should Be Asked, But Won’t Be

A few more foreign policy questions that the candidates should be asked tonight

Posted October 13th, 2015

Previewing the First Democratic Debate

Several of Clinton’s opponents are in a good position to take advantage of her vulnerability on foreign policy.

Posted October 13th, 2015

An Even Better Question for Syria Hawks

The most important question that hawks can’t answer: “How are American interests protected and advanced by taking sides in Syria’s civil war?”

Posted October 12th, 2015

Cameron and the Effects of the Libyan War

Military interventions that are sold as “limited” and defensive in nature at the beginning can easily morph into a much more ambitious and aggressive policy.

Posted October 6th, 2015

Clinton’s Syria Folly and 2016

It’s not surprising that Clinton has taken a foreign policy position that is horrible on the merits.

Posted October 5th, 2015

A Biden Candidacy and Foreign Policy

Biden’s overall foreign policy record for the last twenty years isn’t that much better than Clinton’s.

Posted September 30th, 2015