Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Lindsey Graham”

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

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