Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq”

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

Debunking the Administration’s Iran Hysteria

The current administration has lied so often and so brazenly about so many things, especially as it relates to Iran, that we have to assume that they are making things up again to create a crisis

Posted May 14th, 2019

Pompeo’s Berlin Blunder

The German government will reasonably conclude that a major alliance and trading relationship with Europe’s biggest economy matters much less to the Trump administration than indulging in anti-Iranian theatrics.

Posted May 8th, 2019

The Iran Hawks’ Creepy Embrace of the MEK

Every time that a prominent American shills for the MEK, it is an insult to the genuine Iranian opposition.

Posted April 12th, 2019

Trump Is Laying the Groundwork for War

Repeatedly calling Iran a “terrorist nation,” it’s clear Trump never had any regard for the country or its people.

Posted April 9th, 2019

The Colossal Blunder of Reneging on the JCPOA

Reneging on the nuclear deal was a destructive and stupid move, and the U.S. will be paying for it for years to come.

Posted March 30th, 2019

The Iran Obsession Keeps Getting Worse

The administration’s plans would be guaranteed to increase tensions with Iran and sour relations with the Iraqi government.

Posted March 19th, 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

Bullying Iraq in the Name of the Iran Obsession

The Trump administration is wrong to pressure Iraq’s government to take obviously self-destructive actions.

Posted February 11th, 2019

The Anti-Trump Backlash in Iraq Keeps Growing

Iraqis don’t intend for their country to be used for someone else’s agenda.

Posted February 6th, 2019

Iraqis Want No Part of Trump’s Iran Obsession

An indefinite military presence in Iraq makes no more sense for the U.S. than it does to have one in Syria.

Posted February 4th, 2019

Trump and the Myth of ‘Disengagement’

Houellebecq makes a mistake common to defenders of Trump’s foreign policy: he invests great importance in the fleeting, superficial rhetoric that the president sometimes uses while ignoring the president’s actions.

Posted December 14th, 2018

George H.W. Bush, R.I.P.

Bush got many of the big foreign policy questions right during his presidency, but he also made some important mistakes.

Posted December 1st, 2018

Bolton’s Favorite Deranged Cult

The Western politicians and officials that lend legitimacy to this group have discredited themselves on all matters relating to Iran.

Posted November 9th, 2018

Trump Pushes His Destructive Iran Policy at the U.N.

The reimposition of sanctions not only hurts the Iranian people, but imposes significant costs on the populations of neighboring countries as well.

Posted September 25th, 2018

The ‘Isolationist’ Slur and ‘International Order’

One of the biggest problems that we currently have is that our government doesn’t know how not to get itself involved in wars that have nothing to do with us.

Posted September 24th, 2018

Why There Is No Accountability in U.S. Foreign Policy

The fact that the U.S. has been involved in backing the war on Yemen for all this time without debate or authorization is a testament to the lack of accountability in U.S. foreign policy.

Posted August 28th, 2018