Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mike Pompeo”

Trump’s Collective Punishment of the Iranian People

One moment, administration officials will feign friendship and goodwill for the people, and the next they will threaten them with starvation and deprivation while blaming it on the targeted government.

Posted November 10th, 2018

‘Restoring Democracy’ Is the New Code for Regime Change

The rhetoric of democracy “restoration” is no better than Bush-era claptrap about democracy promotion.

Posted November 10th, 2018

The Iran Obsession Poisons Everything

Iran hawks have been parroting discredited pro-Saudi talking points on Yemen for so long that they may have started to believe them.

Posted November 8th, 2018

End U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Before It’s Too Late

If the administration is trying to buy time for the coalition, it is time that millions and millions of starving Yemenis can’t afford to waste.

Posted November 5th, 2018

Pompeo’s Shameful Answers on Yemen

The Saudi coalition and its Western patrons created the famine conditions in Yemen and they own the consequences, and no amount of last-minute blame-shifting can change that.

Posted November 4th, 2018

Yemen Can’t Wait for a Ceasefire

There must be an immediate ceasefire, and that begins with an immediate end to U.S. support for the war.

Posted November 2nd, 2018

Trump’s Iran Policy Is Designed to Hurt the Iranian People

You cannot credibly inflict collective punishment on an entire nation and then pretend that this isn’t exactly what you intended to do.

Posted October 31st, 2018

Yemen Needs an Immediate Ceasefire

Both Mattis and Pompeo are calling for a cessation of hostilities, but the demand doesn’t seem to be backed up by anything.

Posted October 31st, 2018

There Is No ‘Victory’ in Seeking Regime Change in Iran

A policy founded on this many shoddy assumptions can’t succeed, but the more important point is that we shouldn’t want it to succeed.

Posted October 30th, 2018

H.Con.Res. 138: Voting to End U.S. Involvement in the War on Yemen

Voting to end U.S. involvement is the right thing to do for the people of Yemen and for the United States.

Posted October 22nd, 2018

The Failing Trump Foreign Policy

On its own terms, the administration’s Iran policy has predictably failed.

Posted October 17th, 2018

Mohammed bin Salman’s Gruesome Crime

It was a planned, state-sanctioned hit carried out on the orders of the kingdom’s de facto ruler, the Saudi government is still lying about what happened, and the Trump administration is shamelessly covering for them as much as possible.

Posted October 17th, 2018

The Saudi Sycophants in the Trump Administration

The Trump administration’s cynical indulgence of self-serving Saudi claims has been on full display this week.

Posted October 16th, 2018

Pompeo’s North Korea Fantasy

Pompeo is making it quite clear that the administration “will not compromise” on demands that North Korea will never accept, so he may as well be announcing that the administration’s North Korea policy has already failed on its own terms.

Posted October 16th, 2018

Arms Sales and Trump’s ‘Saudi First’ Foreign Policy

An administration conducting a foreign policy that genuinely prioritized American interests would not keep sucking up to and covering for Saudi crimes.

Posted October 14th, 2018

Senators Challenge Pompeo on the Bogus Yemen Certification

The senators’ letter is a good start in holding Pompeo accountable for lying to Congress about Yemen.

Posted October 10th, 2018

The Exceptionally Weak Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

Critics of U.S. involvement focus on the part of the war that our government makes possible and therefore has the ability to stop.

Posted October 9th, 2018