Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “The Wall Street Journal”

The Weakness of Warmongers

Hawks never think through the consequences of the wars they want to start, but they always wring their hands about the supposed “costs of inaction” that don’t exist.

Posted September 19th, 2019

Trump’s Despicable Venezuela Embargo

The president is dooming countless innocent people in Venezuela to die from hunger and preventable disease.

Posted August 5th, 2019

Trump’s Iran Disinformation Campaign

The Trump administration’s message isn’t true, and its recipients know that better than anyone.

Posted July 25th, 2019

The Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument Rides Again

All of the same painfully stupid arguments are back, and they have only gotten worse with repetition.

Posted June 23rd, 2019

Sanctions Strangle the People While the IRGC Thrives

Ever since the U.S. reimposed sanctions without justification, the IRGC has been thriving and the Iranian people have been suffering for nothing.

Posted June 17th, 2019

The Former Raytheon Lobbyist and the Bogus ‘Emergency’

This is not the first time that Faulkner was involved in a shady, unethical decision affecting arms sales to the Saudis and the UAE.

Posted June 5th, 2019

Trump’s Bogus ‘Emergency’ and the War on Yemen

It is an underhanded tactic in the service of a horrible policy, and it should be condemned.

Posted May 28th, 2019

Don’t Listen to the Iran Hawks’ Misinformation

U.S. officials have not produced any evidence to support allegations that the threat from Iran and its proxies has increased.

Posted May 15th, 2019

Bolton’s War Drums and the Credulous Media

It is imperative that Congress and the media not permit Trump and his advisers to turn the Strait of Hormuz into the next Gulf of Tonkin.

Posted May 13th, 2019

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