Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lindsey Graham”

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

Preventive War and the Corruption of Language

Preventive war is not preemption, and cannot be waged as a last resort.

Posted December 4th, 2017

Graham’s Deranged Desire to Start a War with North Korea

It is a measure of how fanatical Graham is that he won’t even shy away from what would be a major, very costly war that could potentially involve the use of nuclear weapons.

Posted August 1st, 2017

Graham’s Deranged Idea for Attacking North Korea

Graham’s only desire is to get the U.S. into more unnecessary wars regardless of the consequences.

Posted April 20th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Memo for McMaster. Andrew Bacevich offers Trump’s National Security Advisor some suggestions …

Posted April 14th, 2017

McCain and Graham’s Predictable Warmongering

McCain and Graham predictably want “greater military action” against the Syrian government because that is always their answer to everything.

Posted April 12th, 2017

Cruz and Graham’s Tantrum Against the U.N.

Cruz and Graham’s bill to defund the U.N. will reduce U.S. influence in the world in a vain bid to show “strength.”

Posted January 12th, 2017

Attacking North Korea Would Be a Disaster

It would be the perfect example of a short-sighted, counterproductive, and irresponsible use of force.

Posted January 9th, 2017

McCain and Graham’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

It requires swallowing Saudi propaganda whole to argue that the Saudis and their allies have been acting in self-defense, and that is what McCain and Graham tried to do.

Posted September 21st, 2016

Why ‘Brexit’ Is Not a Problem for the U.S.

British influence inside the EU has been waning for decades, and seems certain to be reduced even more if Britain were to vote to remain in.

Posted June 16th, 2016

Trump and Republican Alarmism

When a politician tells you that the world is more dangerous now than ever, he is either horribly misinformed, trying to sell you a bad policy, or both.

Posted April 28th, 2016

Graham Endorses Bush

“Establishment” figures in the party aren’t giving up on Bush despite his extraordinarily poor campaign.

Posted January 15th, 2016

The Most Awful and Absurd Foreign Policy Quotes from 2015

Micah Zenko presents his list of the 20 “best worst” quotes from …

Posted December 30th, 2015