Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mike Pompeo”

Iran Hawks and Trump’s Contempt for the Iranian People

It isn’t credible to spit in the faces of an entire nation and then claim that you are their friend and ally, but that is what Secretary Pompeo will try to do next week.

Posted July 18th, 2018

North Korea and the Trump Administration’s Lack of Credibility

If they are willing to mislead the public about what was agreed to at Singapore, they will keep misleading us at every stage to come.

Posted July 16th, 2018

Pompeo’s Breathtaking Arrogance

If Iran has no business in Syria, the U.S. certainly doesn’t have any business keeping troops there.

Posted July 11th, 2018

Trump Touts a ‘Contract’ with North Korea That Doesn’t Exist

If Trump thinks that he has somehow been betrayed or cheated, he is much more likely to listen to the ravings of Graham and Bolton.

Posted July 9th, 2018

Pompeo’s Desperate North Korea Spin

The problem for Pompeo is that the public can’t trust what he or the president says about any of this because they have spent the last three weeks lying about what happened in Singapore.

Posted July 8th, 2018

Maximalist Demands and Diplomacy Don’t Mix

When the U.S. makes the maximalist demands that hard-liners want, it is a good sign that there is no desire for a diplomatic solution.

Posted July 8th, 2018

The Administration’s All-or-Nothing Diplomacy Cannot Succeed

By repeatedly insisting that the U.S. won’t settle for anything less than their maximalist demands, the administration has ensured that the U.S. will come away from the process with nothing.

Posted July 6th, 2018

The Absurdity of Seeking Iran’s ‘Unconditional Surrender’

There is certainly nothing realistic about the concessions that the U.S. is seeking from Iran.

Posted July 3rd, 2018

The War on Yemen and Pompeo’s Pathetic Propaganda

Instead of condemning the coalition for putting millions of Yemeni lives in jeopardy, the U.S. helps them to attack their impoverished neighbor.

Posted June 28th, 2018

Mattis’ Influence Is Waning

The Secretary of Defense is just influential enough to stop Trump from withdrawing troops from a pointless war in Afghanistan, but not nearly influential enough to prevent U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

Posted June 25th, 2018

Pompeo’s Nuclear Deal Hypocrisy

Pompeo denounced the very good nuclear deal with Iran as a surrender by the U.S. Now he is claiming that the U.S. can trust North Korean intentions just because Kim told him something.

Posted June 21st, 2018

Pompeo’s Insulting North Korea Spin

The administration is trying to spin their unsuccessful effort as a triumph in a deliberate effort to mislead the public about what they have done.

Posted June 13th, 2018

U.S. Backing for the Saudi Coalition Attack on Hodeidah Is a Disgrace

The U.S. could prevent the horror that is about to engulf Hodeidah and the rest of Yemen, but it is going along with it and lending assistance to the governments responsible for it.

Posted June 11th, 2018

Thornton and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Withdrawing Thornton’s nomination will continue the administration’s pattern of rejecting knowledgeable people for important positions because they fail to adopt sufficiently hawkish views.

Posted May 30th, 2018

Most Iranians Reject Pompeo’s Preposterous Demands

Iranians aren’t buying that a government that bans, sanctions, and threatens them is on their side, and there is no reason why they would. That’s why a staggering 93% of Iranians hold an unfavorable view of the U.S. government.

Posted May 25th, 2018

Unreasonable Demands from an Undiplomatic Administration

No government could agree to the terms Pompeo laid out for Iran without effectively surrendering their sovereignty and independence.

Posted May 25th, 2018

North Korea and the ‘Worst Position’ Trump Could Take

The Trump administration is taking what Feffer correctly describes as the worst position it could possibly take.

Posted May 23rd, 2018