Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mike Pompeo”

Congress Must Hold Pompeo Accountable for the Bogus Yemen Certification

Secretary Pompeo is flouting the law and lying to the public and Congress about Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Posted September 23rd, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen’s Hodeidah offensive: once avoidable, now imminent. Peter Salisbury warns that the …

Posted September 21st, 2018

The School Bus Massacre and Pompeo’s Bogus Certification

The Saudi coalition has been let off the hook by Washington once again.

Posted September 21st, 2018

The Trump Administration Is Paving the Way for Disaster in Yemen

If you want a lesson in how to throw away all leverage and do the bidding of your clients, just copy what the Trump administration has done with the Saudis and Emiratis in Yemen.

Posted September 20th, 2018

Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen to Protect Arms Sales

Pompeo’s decision to flout the law and lie to Congress will just make opposition to future arms sales that much more intense.

Posted September 20th, 2018

Rubio and the Iran Hawks’ Petty Grudge Against Kerry

Rubio’s attempt to get a former Secretary of State brought up on charges for having conversations with another country’s foreign minister is very ill-advised.

Posted September 18th, 2018

Congress Needs to Force an End to U.S. Involvement in the War on Yemen

Congress has to force the administration to withdraw from this war, and a war powers challenge is the best available way to do that.

Posted September 17th, 2018

The Starvation of Yemen and the Attack on Hodeidah

There will be many more preventable deaths if the coalition’s Hodeidah offensive continues.

Posted September 16th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

“The Trump administration is defying and lying to Congress.” Oxfam responds to …

Posted September 14th, 2018

Pompeo’s ‘Swagger’ and Disdain for Real Diplomacy

It is no accident that a Secretary of State with no diplomatic experience and little foreign policy experience to speak of would be interested in promoting an attitude most closely associated with arrogant blowhards.

Posted September 13th, 2018

Trump’s Unconditional Support for Saudi Coalition War Crimes

Trump and his officials have demonstrated beyond any doubt that their priority is in giving the Saudis and Emiratis virtually everything they want while asking for nothing in return.

Posted September 12th, 2018

The Trump Administration Is Lying to Congress About Yemen

Will lawmakers hold the liars accountable?

Posted September 12th, 2018

Congress’ Deadline for Yemen Certification Has Arrived

The Trump administration will do whatever it can to evade the restrictions that Congress is trying to place on U.S. support for the war on Yemen. Members of Congress need to be prepared to fight back when that happens.

Posted September 11th, 2018

Congress’ Deadline for Yemen Certification Approaches

Pompeo cannot honestly review this record and conclude that the Saudi coalition is doing any of the things that Congress has required.

Posted September 5th, 2018

Trump’s Regime Change Policy for Iran

The administration’s demands for Iran are preposterous, and in their maximalism they betray the administration’s real goal to be regime change.

Posted August 19th, 2018

Trump’s ‘Iran Action Group’

The creation of the Iran Action Group formalizes an Iran policy that inflicts cruel collective punishment on the Iranian people while pretending to care about their welfare

Posted August 16th, 2018

The U.S. Enables and Indulges Saudi War Crimes

As long as U.S. support for the war on Yemen continues, there are sure to be more senseless killings of civilians like the one we saw last week.

Posted August 14th, 2018