Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mike Pompeo”

What North Korea’s Anti-Pompeo Invective Means

They are running out of patience, and the Trump administration is running out of time. The problem is that only one side seems to be aware that time is running out.

Posted August 23rd, 2019

Pompeo the Yes-Man

Unfortunately for the country, that has meant having a wholly unqualified man in charge of representing the U.S. to the world because he happens to know how to stroke the president’s ego.

Posted August 19th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Maximum pressure is failing. Nicholas Miller refutes Mike Pompeo’s defense of the …

Posted August 16th, 2019

The Destruction Is the Point

It doesn’t matter to hard-liners if the policy actually achieves anything as long as it does damage.

Posted August 15th, 2019

Fixing the Iran Crisis Requires New Leadership

The “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is a bid to make the president look “tough” in the eyes of key constituencies, donors, and client states regardless of the negative consequences for U.S. interests and regional stability.

Posted August 12th, 2019

Pompeo the Fabulist

Pompeo may be able to get away with his lies about North Korea here at home, but his little act doesn’t fool anyone overseas.

Posted August 7th, 2019

Ignore Pompeo’s Pitiful Propaganda

One of Pompeo’s main tasks as Secretary of State has been to lie to the American public about this Iran policy and to pretend that it is “working” when it clearly isn’t.

Posted August 7th, 2019

Pompeo’s Sickening ‘Message’ for Saudi Arabia

The administration is an eager defender in whitewashing the crown prince’s outrages.

Posted July 25th, 2019

Getting Diplomacy Wrong

Pompeo’s description of bad diplomacy fits his own tenure as Secretary of State and the Trump administration’s foreign policy record perfectly.

Posted July 22nd, 2019

Pompeo’s Distorting Ideological Lens

Pompeo doesn’t want to understand why Iran’s behavior has become more combative, not least since that would show the administration’s Iran policy to be a dangerous failure.

Posted July 22nd, 2019

Pompeo Repeats the Big Lie About Iran

If not to gin up a phony case for war, why would the Trump administration consistently lie to the public by claiming that Iran has a nuclear weapons program when all of the evidence shows that there is no such thing?

Posted July 22nd, 2019

The Saudi Coalition Continues to Falter in Yemen

Congress won’t support increasing U.S. involvement in a war that they have repeatedly voted to end, but the president has vetoed their resolutions and ignored their objections for more than two years.

Posted July 19th, 2019

The Opportunism and Desperation of Iran Hawks

Here is a perfect example of how leading Iran hawks make false and misleading claims to promote their failed “maximum pressure” campaign.

Posted July 17th, 2019

Pompeo’s Nuclear Deal Nonsense

Pompeo’s insistence that the U.S. has made “progress” with its Iran policy is every bit as false as his other claims.

Posted July 15th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Pompeo is misrepresenting the Bible to gin up war with Iran. Bonnie …

Posted July 12th, 2019

Pompeo’s Cringe-Worthy CUFI Speech

The disturbing thing is that the Secretary of State thinks it is appropriate to use a distorted reading of Scripture to promote his tedious anti-Iranian propaganda.

Posted July 10th, 2019

The Many Lies That Iran Hawks Tell

They can’t admit there are other, less provocative interpretations of Iranian behavior because that would undermine their fear-mongering.

Posted July 8th, 2019