Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lindsey Graham”

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

Previewing the Second Set of Republican Debates

Will moderator Hugh Hewitt’s hawkish instincts lead to more boilerplate rhetoric on foreign policy?

Posted September 16th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The war the world forgot. Gabriel Gatehouse reports in the first part …

Posted September 11th, 2015

Previewing the First Republican Debates

The debates are sure to be very dispiriting for anyone interested in foreign policy restraint.

Posted August 6th, 2015

Graham’s Iran Panic

All of the regimes that hard-liners have assumed could not be deterred have been far more concerned with self-preservation and survival.

Posted June 30th, 2015

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum (III)

Roughly half of the candidates are running entirely pointless campaigns.

Posted June 2nd, 2015

Graham and American “Weakness”

Graham would have the U.S. increase its already frenetic pace of interference around the world.

Posted June 1st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Allies against empire. Richard Drake recounts the careers and foreign policy views …

Posted May 29th, 2015

The Revisionism of Iraq War Dead-Enders

The heart of Iraq war revisionism is the belief of war supporters that the U.S. occupation was good for Iraqi security.

Posted May 29th, 2015

Four More Pointless Campaigns Are About to Begin

The effect of these minor candidacies will be to bleed off support from the others at the margins.

Posted May 26th, 2015

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum (II)

The GOP has this debate problem in part because it encourages activists and voters to believe that the party is overflowing with potential presidents.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Graham’s Odd 2016 Campaign

Graham is running to promote hard-line foreign policy views that are already overrepresented in the current field.

Posted May 21st, 2015

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum

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

Posted May 6th, 2015

Lindsey Graham and the “Wrong Side of History”

Ideologues convinced that they are on the “right side” of history usually end up defeated and discredited because of their ideological excesses.

Posted April 27th, 2015