Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Charles Krauthammer”

The Fantasies of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks have tried to spin Obama’s regional policies as “appeasement of Iran” for years, but this was never true.

Posted May 26th, 2017

The Syria Hawk’s Lament

The U.S. took sides in a conflict in which it had little or nothing at stake, but the failure of that policy is not evidence of “retreat.”

Posted December 2nd, 2016

A ‘Russia-Iran Condominium’ That Doesn’t Exist

To refer to a “Russia-Iran condominium” in the region is to distort and misrepresent the facts beyond recognition.

Posted August 22nd, 2016

Obama’s Hawkish Critics and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat”

If Rubio is now saying that “Obama has deliberately weakened America,” that isn’t significantly different from what he and many other hawks been arguing for years.

Posted January 7th, 2016

The U.S. Isn’t “Assisting” Iran’s Rise

Opponents of a nuclear deal want to keep promoting a false story that Iran is “on the march.”

Posted April 24th, 2015

Iran Hawks’ Phony Concern for Nonproliferation

Hard-liners prefer an Iranian nuclear program that faces no real scrutiny and has no restrictions placed upon it.

Posted February 27th, 2015

“Real” Presidents and Demands for “Leadership”

Krauthammer makes a typically ridiculous but revealing argument: A real U.S. president …

Posted July 24th, 2014

The Missile Defense Distraction

If there is one thing that Republican hawks think they know about …

Posted March 13th, 2014

Krauthammer’s Plan For More Instability

Krauthammer is eager to throw money at the problems in Ukraine: Start …

Posted February 28th, 2014

Foreign Policy and Reagan Nostalgia

Jim Antle lists some of the ways that Reagan nostalgia warps conservative …

Posted February 3rd, 2014

Krauthammer’s Ukraine Tantrum

Charles Krauthammer complains that Obama isn’t doing more about protests in Ukraine: …

Posted December 6th, 2013

The Confusion of Iran Hawks

Charles Krauthammer has one of his typical insights on Iran: The only …

Posted November 12th, 2013

Syria and the “Reset”

Charles Krauthammer links his awful Syria commentary with some more uninformed “reset”-bashing: …

Posted June 7th, 2013

No War for Credibility (II)

Krauthammer frets about the danger of lost “credibility” over Syria: Instead he’s …

Posted May 10th, 2013

Hagel, Right and Left

Charles Krauthammer’s explanation of the “meaning of Hagel” gets off to a …

Posted January 11th, 2013

The Folly of a Republican Embrace of Amnesty (II)

Samuel Goldman continues the discussion on the GOP and immigration amnesty: But …

Posted November 9th, 2012

The Folly of a Republican Embrace of Amnesty

Charles Krauthammer is completely wrong in his recommendation for what the GOP …

Posted November 9th, 2012