Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

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

Rep. Walter Jones, Rest in Peace

Jones not only acknowledged early on that his initial support for the Iraq war was wrong, but spent the rest of his career fighting for a more restrained and peaceful foreign policy.

Posted February 10th, 2019

‘Cooking’ and Ignoring Intelligence on Iran

it is telling that Trump is now regurgitating the pro-war dead-ender narrative that “faulty intelligence” was to blame for the Iraq war.

Posted February 3rd, 2019

‘World Order’ and the Need for Restraint

It is difficult to take Kagan’s warnings about a recent breakdown in order seriously when he and other interventionists like him have been hammering away at that order for at least twenty years.

Posted October 10th, 2018

The ‘Liberal Order’ Myth and Its Critics

Kagan’s strident defense of the “liberal order” and his record of supporting repeated U.S. violations of international law serve as a perfect example of the myopia that the critics of “liberal order” mythology are decrying.

Posted September 28th, 2018

McCain’s Foreign Policy Record

McCain specialized in matters of national security and foreign policy, and yet he had a remarkable knack for misjudging practically every major foreign policy issue of the last three decades.

Posted August 27th, 2018

Our Regime Change Addiction

The addiction to meddling and coercion is strong, and the current administration is full of regime change addicts looking for their next fix.

Posted July 25th, 2018

Republican Hawks and Trump

Regrettably, hawkish opposition to Trump hasn’t made the administration’s foreign policy any less hawkish or destructive, and it has created an opening for fringe hard-liners and lunatics to take over.

Posted July 12th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A madman on the National Security Council. Matt Purple reacts to Trump’s …

Posted March 23rd, 2018