Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lindsey Graham”

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

U.S. Backing for the Disastrous War on Yemen Continues

No U.S. interests are being served here.

Posted April 17th, 2015

Rubio Isn’t an “Upper Tier” Candidate

Rubio wants to fill a role in the 2016 field that is already being filled without him.

Posted February 16th, 2015

Why the Hard-liner Protest Candidacies Will Backfire

Paul is most likely to benefit from having more hard-liners in the race.

Posted February 10th, 2015

Graham’s Desperate Use of the “Credibility” Argument

Lindsey Graham’s argument for arming Ukraine at the Munich security conference was appallingly bad.

Posted February 7th, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

In order to acquire a reputation for “expertise” in the party, all that a politician needs to do is to engage in a lot of unfounded bluster and fear-mongering.

Posted January 29th, 2015

The Comedy Value of a Lindsey Graham Presidential Bid

Graham’s support would come at the expense of the other hawkish “centrists” in the field.

Posted January 19th, 2015

Why Hard-liners Rely on Stale Cliches

It’s an exercise in reaffirming their ideological assumptions.

Posted December 18th, 2014