Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lindsey Graham”

The ‘Isolationists’ Are Coming!

Graham’s application of the label to America’s so-called “unipolar moment” during the 1990s and early 2000s is deranged even for him.

Posted October 9th, 2019

The Weakness of Warmongers

Hawks never think through the consequences of the wars they want to start, but they always wring their hands about the supposed “costs of inaction” that don’t exist.

Posted September 19th, 2019

Sanctions Are Suffocating the Venezuelan People

Since our government won’t ever lift the sanctions until their fantasy of regime change is realized, there will be no sanctions relief for the thirty million Venezuelans who suffer because of them.

Posted June 15th, 2019

Graham’s Venezuela Warmongering Gets Worse

Everyone else will know that our government is seriously deranged if it took Graham’s advice and started another unnecessary war.

Posted June 14th, 2019

The Bogus ‘Emergency’ and the War on Yemen

The “emergency” is a lie in service to an evil cause.

Posted June 12th, 2019

The Senate Fights Back Against the Bogus ‘Emergency’

The Senate should disapprove of all of these arms sales to make clear to the president that his latest abuse is unacceptable.

Posted June 5th, 2019

Graham the Incorrigible Warmonger

The fact that such a deranged and irresponsible character continues to be taken seriously after all these years is a damning indictment of our political class and our foreign policy debates.

Posted May 28th, 2019

Graham’s Venezuela Madness

No one should be willing to intervene militarily in Venezuela.

Posted May 22nd, 2019

Graham and Our Confused Syria Policy

It can’t be stressed enough how unnecessary and illegal an American military presence in Syria is.

Posted December 31st, 2018

Mattis Resigns

The next Defense Secretary is less likely to resist Trump’s belligerent tendencies, and he is more likely to indulge the president’s worst impulses.

Posted December 20th, 2018

Whitewashing McCain’s Support for the War on Yemen

The success of the Sanders-Lee-Murphy resolution this week was as much a rebuke to McCain’s foreign policy legacy as it was a rebuke to Trump’s shameless Saudi First behavior.

Posted November 29th, 2018

The Boundless Bad Faith of Iran Hawks

Holding specific officials accountable for their role in an outrageous crime is very different from strangling a country’s entire economy and choking off its access to humanitarian goods.

Posted October 19th, 2018

Trump Touts a ‘Contract’ with North Korea That Doesn’t Exist

If Trump thinks that he has somehow been betrayed or cheated, he is much more likely to listen to the ravings of Graham and Bolton.

Posted July 9th, 2018

The President’s North Korea Delusions

Most of the administration’s critics have been urging them to acknowledge reality and recognize that deterrence remains the practical alternative to a disarmament that isn’t happening and a war that must not happen.

Posted July 3rd, 2018

The Madness of Lindsey Graham

It is tempting to dismiss Graham’s rhetoric as nonsense and leave it at that, but there is a strong and worrying likelihood that the president shares Graham’s demented views and may be willing to act on them.

Posted May 25th, 2018

Syria and the Cult of Resolve

If Trump does what Graham wants, he will be trampling on the U.N. Charter and the Constitution again.

Posted April 8th, 2018

The Insanity of Starting a War with North Korea

There is no way that a war with a nuclear-armed North Korea could be “worth it.”

Posted March 3rd, 2018