Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lindsey Graham”

Graham’s Deranged Idea for Attacking North Korea

Graham’s only desire is to get the U.S. into more unnecessary wars regardless of the consequences.

Posted April 20th, 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

Cruz and Graham’s Tantrum Against the U.N.

Cruz and Graham’s bill to defund the U.N. will reduce U.S. influence in the world in a vain bid to show “strength.”

Posted January 12th, 2017

Attacking North Korea Would Be a Disaster

It would be the perfect example of a short-sighted, counterproductive, and irresponsible use of force.

Posted January 9th, 2017

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

Why ‘Brexit’ Is Not a Problem for the U.S.

British influence inside the EU has been waning for decades, and seems certain to be reduced even more if Britain were to vote to remain in.

Posted June 16th, 2016

Trump and Republican Alarmism

When a politician tells you that the world is more dangerous now than ever, he is either horribly misinformed, trying to sell you a bad policy, or both.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Graham Endorses Bush

“Establishment” figures in the party aren’t giving up on Bush despite his extraordinarily poor campaign.

Posted January 15th, 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

Graham Finally Quits

Instead of being a useful foil for Rand Paul or a spoiler in South Carolina, Graham’s presence in the race was redundant.

Posted December 21st, 2015

Previewing the Fifth Set of Republican Debates

The most significant disputes among the candidates should be over Syria policy and immigration.

Posted December 15th, 2015

McCain and Graham’s Predictably Terrible Ideas for Syria

If we want a plan for trapping the U.S. in another prolonged ground war in the region, we should listen to McCain and Graham.

Posted December 8th, 2015

McCain’s Panicked Alarmism

McCain and Graham can make outlandish statements about how horrible the state of the world is, and yet they are rarely called out for their shameless fear-mongering.

Posted November 23rd, 2015

Rubio, the Hard-liners’ Factional Candidate

Rubio has gone out of his way to give hard-liners everything they could want on foreign policy.

Posted November 19th, 2015

Support for a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria Should Be Disqualifying

In a sane foreign policy debate, the people agitating for a clash with a nuclear-armed great power would be met with derision and scorn.

Posted November 11th, 2015

The Debates and Republican Foreign Policy

The terrible state of Republican foreign policy was on full display last night.

Posted September 17th, 2015