Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Tom Cotton”

Rand Paul’s Burned Bridges

Paul has burned bridges with many of the antiwar libertarians and conservatives that were once most likely to be on his side.

Posted March 23rd, 2015

Paul’s Unpersuasive Excuse for Signing the Iran Letter

It isn’t good enough to support diplomacy in theory while being maneuvered into doing things aimed at wrecking it in practice.

Posted March 20th, 2015

Cotton’s Confused Argument About Iranian Influence

Like all the Iran hawks before him, Cotton claims to fear growing Iranian influence while supporting policies that have facilitated its growth.

Posted March 16th, 2015

The Encouraging Cluelessness of Hard-liners

Fortunately, the hard-liners’ stunts keep backfiring on them.

Posted March 13th, 2015

Of Course the Senate GOP Is Rooting for Iran Negotiations to Fail

Cotton has explicitly said that he wants Congress to derail the negotiations.

Posted March 13th, 2015

Republican Foreign Policy Incompetence and the Hard-line Mind

The party’s incompetence on foreign policy comes from flawed hard-line assumptions about how the world works.

Posted March 11th, 2015

The Senate Hawks’ Loathing of Diplomacy

Cotton and his Senate colleagues are boasting to the world that the U.S. can’t be trusted to keep its commitments.

Posted March 10th, 2015

Why the Senate GOP’s Iran Letter Is Obnoxious

Perhaps someone should write the Senate Republicans a letter instructing them on their real constitutional responsibilities.

Posted March 10th, 2015

The Senate GOP’s Iran Blunder

Senate Republican hawks are just reconfirming their lack of trustworthiness on important foreign policy issues.

Posted March 10th, 2015

The Senate GOP’s Obnoxious Iran Letter

Whether the sabotage “works” or not, the attempt itself is obnoxious.

Posted March 9th, 2015

Cotton’s Dishonest Attack on Diplomacy with Iran

Cotton is petrified of a thoroughly manageable and relatively minor threat.

Posted January 29th, 2015

Cameron Warns Against New Iran Sanctions

New sanctions legislation risks blowing up the talks with Iran.

Posted January 16th, 2015

Cotton’s Reckless Iran Policy

Hard-liners everywhere always assume that the other regime in any negotiation is getting the upper hand.

Posted January 13th, 2015

Cotton and the Iran Hawks’ Loathing of Diplomacy

Cotton is a typical Iran hawk in that he is intensely opposed to the diplomatic effort that has already made a nuclear-armed Iran less likely.

Posted December 4th, 2014

The New Republican Hawks’ Credibility Problem

Their ridiculous statements draw attention to how ill-informed or opportunistic many of the new Republican hawks are.

Posted November 7th, 2014

The Republican Blowout

Republican candidates haven’t won every single major contested race in this year’s elections, but they have come very close.

Posted November 4th, 2014

The Next Wave of Foreign Policy Hawks

On almost every issue, Gardner has been a conventional hawk.

Posted November 3rd, 2014