Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Mike Pompeo”

Debunking Pompeo’s Lie About Iran and Al Qaeda

Yes, the reality is “kind of the opposite” of what Pompeo said because Pompeo was lying about the nature of the relationship.

Posted May 22nd, 2019

The Iran Obsession Has Made War Much More Likely

Even if Trump doesn’t want a war, he shows no awareness of how close to the brink his destructive Iran policy has brought our two countries.

Posted May 15th, 2019

Pompeo’s Golan Heights Nonsense

Pompeo and Friedman’s op-ed supporting the administration’s support of flouting international law is a joke.

Posted May 15th, 2019

Pompeo’s Berlin Blunder

The German government will reasonably conclude that a major alliance and trading relationship with Europe’s biggest economy matters much less to the Trump administration than indulging in anti-Iranian theatrics.

Posted May 8th, 2019

Pompeo’s Oafish Diplomacy

The Secretary of State is an exceptionally bad diplomat.

Posted May 8th, 2019

War with Venezuela Is Unnecessary, Illegal, and Wrong

Attacking the Venezuelan government would be a terrible error and a violation of international law.

Posted May 1st, 2019

An Awful ‘Strategy’ for China

This “strategy” reeks of trying to essentialize cultural and racial differences as the basis for stoking tensions with another major power.

Posted May 1st, 2019

Guaido’s Desperate Gamble

For all intents and purposes, Guaido is trying to launch a coup without having already secured significant support from the military.

Posted April 30th, 2019

Designating the Muslim Brotherhood Is Wrong and Illegal

The main reason why the designation is wrong is that most chapters of the Muslim Brotherhood do not engage in or support terrorism in any way, and they certainly don’t represent a threat to the U.S.

Posted April 30th, 2019

Pompeo’s Risible Yemen Lies

There is no legitimate reason to be supporting the Saudi coalition war, but administration officials are scrambling to find one.

Posted April 29th, 2019

The Collective Punishment of Strangling the Iranian People

Trump’s policy is all risk and no discernible benefit for the U.S. while causing enormous harm to millions.

Posted April 22nd, 2019

Trump’s Two-Faced Iran Policy

It has become standard practice for this administration to describe its Iran policy as the opposite of what it is.

Posted April 22nd, 2019

Our Iran Policy Is Run By Fanatics

Refusing to offer new sanctions waivers is the latest sign that Trump is once again giving in to the most extreme Iran hawks.

Posted April 21st, 2019

Trump’s Destructive Decision to Embrace Haftar

By encouraging Haftar’s offensive, Trump is giving jihadists a reprieve while he indulges reckless clients in their power play to the detriment of Libya’s people and regional stability.

Posted April 20th, 2019

Hold Trump Accountable for Making Things Worse in Venezuela

It is imperative that he be held accountable for that and not be allowed to shift the blame for the consequences of his policy to anyone else.

Posted April 15th, 2019

Pompeo’s Allergy to Tough Questions

This isn’t an isolated episode for Pompeo, but fits into a pattern of berating reporters for doing their jobs that goes back to the early days of his tenure at State.

Posted April 14th, 2019

Egypt Abandons the So-Called ‘Arab NATO’

Sisi’s rebuff of one of the administration’s biggest initiatives is another administration failure and the latest proof that most regional states have no appetite for greater hostility towards Iran.

Posted April 10th, 2019