Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “The Wall Street Journal”

The Illegal and Immoral War on Yemen

U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen is illegal and unconstitutional, and one way or another Congress and the public will bring it to an end.

Posted April 17th, 2019

Don’t Escalate in Venezuela for the Sake of Bogus ‘Credibility’

It is always preferable for presidents to avoid making reckless threats against other governments, but it is insane to follow through on such threats simply to preserve one’s “credibility.”

Posted March 30th, 2019

Endorsing Illegal Annexation and the ‘Rules-Based Order’

Trump’s decision confirms in the eyes of every other state that our government only claims to care about a “rules-based order” when it can be used to target certain regimes for punishment.

Posted March 21st, 2019

The WSJ’s Despicable Defense of the War on Yemen

There is no foreign war so despicable and unjust that The Wall Street Journal won’t defend it to the end.

Posted March 18th, 2019

The Nuclear Deal and ‘Credibility’

The nuclear deal has been delivering excellent results, but Iran hawks have never cared about that.

Posted February 7th, 2019

The Historic Antiwar Resolution on Yemen

S.J.Res. 54 challenges decades of Congressional acquiescence to illegal presidential warmaking.

Posted December 13th, 2018

End the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

As the latest in a string of outrages and crimes, the murder of Khashoggi should force a serious reassessment of the current relationship that the U.S. has with Riyadh.

Posted October 8th, 2018

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

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

‘World Order’ and the Myth of ‘Retreat’

The interventionists like Kagan that celebrate the “world order” most enthusiastically have made a habit of undermining and violating it more than most, and the “retreat” that they keep warning us about never seems to happen.

Posted September 10th, 2018

Bolton Uses Libya As an Example to Sabotage Diplomacy

Thanks to Trump’s unpreparedness and bungling, he may very well succeed.

Posted May 17th, 2018

The Stupidity of Trying to ‘Rewrite’ the Nuclear Deal

“Rewriting” the requirements of an agreement made in good faith is a dishonest and treacherous way to deal with other governments.

Posted April 27th, 2018

Hard-liners Are Desperate to Save Pompeo’s Nomination

The bottom line is that Pompeo is not qualified to be Secretary of State.

Posted April 18th, 2018

The WSJ’s Pathetic Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

The WSJ editorial never once mentions that Yemen suffers from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in large part because of the Saudi-led war and blockade.

Posted March 19th, 2018

The Indiscriminate Bombing of Yemen and the Failure of Western Media

Coverage of the war on Yemen is rare enough that it magnifies the importance of mistakes and omissions in the few articles that do reach Western audiences.

Posted March 18th, 2018

Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure of Western Media

When media coverage obscures or ignores the real causes of the crisis and portrays the people responsible for starving Yemen as well-meaning humanitarians, it helps the propaganda efforts of some of the world’s worst governments.

Posted February 21st, 2018

Iran Hawks Can’t Stop Lying About the Nuclear Deal

Our government is risking harm to our relations with allies by lying about the nuclear deal.

Posted October 19th, 2017