Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Tom Cotton”

Killing the Nuclear Deal with Lies and Sanctions

Trump’s dishonest and ridiculous tweet portends some very dangerous and destructive actions from the administration in the coming weeks.

Posted July 10th, 2019

Cotton’s Contempt for the Constitution

Cotton’s hostility to a simple affirmation of constitutional principles speaks volumes about what matters most to him.

Posted June 28th, 2019

Cotton’s Blithe Warmongering on Iran

It is unfortunate that Cotton’s proposal was not laughed out of the room for being the sick warmongering that it is.

Posted June 16th, 2019

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Aren’t Finished Yet

Revoking the waivers certainly makes no sense for U.S. interests, as any credible arms control expert would tell you.

Posted April 23rd, 2019

Mattis Resigns

The next Defense Secretary is less likely to resist Trump’s belligerent tendencies, and he is more likely to indulge the president’s worst impulses.

Posted December 20th, 2018

Thornton and Trump’s Disdain for Diplomacy

Withdrawing Thornton’s nomination will continue the administration’s pattern of rejecting knowledgeable people for important positions because they fail to adopt sufficiently hawkish views.

Posted May 30th, 2018

Tom Cotton, Perpetual Warmonger

Cotton has no problem with starting illegal wars.

Posted December 9th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Would “Rexit” mean the first step towards war with Iran? Robert Merry …

Posted December 1st, 2017

Making Trump’s Bad Foreign Policy Even Worse

If Trump approves the plan to move Pompeo to State and appoint Cotton to run the CIA, U.S. foreign policy will get substantially worse than it was in his first year.

Posted November 30th, 2017

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Aren’t Interested in ‘Fixing’ Anything

The hawks’ idea of “fixing” the agreement is akin to “fixing” a newly-built house by knocking out the support beams and a couple walls.

Posted October 31st, 2017

Replacing Tillerson Doesn’t Fix Anything

Tillerson has failed in his first year, but there is no reason to think that Haley would be any more successful.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

Rubio’s Ignorant Fear-mongering on the Nuclear Deal

Denouncing the JCPOA as the “21st century equivalent to Munich” is just about the crudest, most ignorant fear-mongering conceivable.

Posted October 14th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The awful legacy of the burn pits. Kelley Vlahos reports on Delay, …

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Destructive Corker-Cotton Bill

The Corker-Cotton bill tries to rewrite the terms of the nuclear deal unilaterally.

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Fanatical Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Return

Cotton’s “fix” amounts to to making impossible demands in the hopes of blowing up the agreement.

Posted October 5th, 2017

The Nuclear Deal Saboteurs Are Back

Tillerson should ignore the senators’ letter.

Posted July 12th, 2017

Trump Caves to GOP Hard-liners Yet Again

It is a worrying sign that the administration will simply cave to the most hawkish members in the party over anything.

Posted March 14th, 2017