Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

The Inexhaustible Bad Faith of Iran Hawks

Much like Romney’s complaints about the “flaws” in New START, Cruz’s complaints about “sunset clauses” and the like are objections made in bad faith by someone who wants to demolish the entire structure.

Posted September 22nd, 2019

Biden’s Iraq War Revisionism

Biden voted for it, and he didn’t turn against it.

Posted September 3rd, 2019

A Failed Attempt to Rehabilitate Bush’s Disastrous Foreign Policy

No amount of revisionism will get around the fact that Bush committed one of the greatest, most destructive blunders and crimes in the history of our foreign policy when he ordered the illegal invasion of Iraq.

Posted July 27th, 2019

Neglecting Foreign Policy in the Presidential Debates

The failure to ask presidential candidates more questions about foreign policy may help to account for why one administration after another makes so many terrible errors.

Posted June 28th, 2019

Trump’s Dangerous Iran Delusions

The delusions are easy to laugh at, but they have serious consequences for U.S. policy.

Posted June 26th, 2019

Don’t Fall for Pompeo’s Propaganda

The Trump administration wants to stretch the 2001 AUMF beyond all recognition and apply it to a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 and still has nothing to do with Al Qaeda’s activities.

Posted June 25th, 2019

Cotton’s Blithe Warmongering on Iran

It is unfortunate that Cotton’s proposal was not laughed out of the room for being the sick warmongering that it is.

Posted June 16th, 2019

Of Course Regime Change Is the Goal

All of these officials say demonstrably untrue things about Iranian behavior and their own behavior, and we should assume the same is true when they deny that they seek regime change.

Posted May 30th, 2019

Debunking Pompeo’s Lie About Iran and Al Qaeda

Yes, the reality is “kind of the opposite” of what Pompeo said because Pompeo was lying about the nature of the relationship.

Posted May 22nd, 2019

The Iraq War Was a Crime, Not a ‘Tragedy’

It was a crime committed for the worst reasons rather than the best motives.

Posted April 21st, 2019

Preventive War Is Always Unjust

It is bad enough that people fell for the administration’s lies in 2003, but to continue defending the debacle after everything that has happened is inexcusable.

Posted March 20th, 2019

Trump’s Wasted Presidency

In practice, Trump’s presidency has been defined by rejecting successful diplomatic agreements and repeating or continuing the other mistakes of his predecessors.

Posted March 5th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Army’s Iraq war history: truth-telling or myth-making? Mark Perry reviews the …

Posted March 1st, 2019

The U.S. Can’t ‘Fix’ Venezuela

Interventionism doesn’t suddenly become successful and wise because it takes place closer to home.

Posted February 24th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America: “indispensable nation” no more. Andrew Bacevich looks back at the hubris …

Posted February 22nd, 2019

The Myopia of Interventionists

American hawks couldn’t see further in the future. They weren’t even perceiving the present correctly.

Posted February 21st, 2019

Today’s Rift with Europe Echoes the Iraq War Debate

The only reason to promote the lie that Iran seeks nuclear weapons is to create a pretext for war.

Posted February 17th, 2019