As if you didn’t already know:
The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, the U.S. military said.
Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea, the USS Ross and the USS Porter, fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Shayrat Airfield in Homs province in western Syria, the Defense Department said. That’s the airfield from which the United States believes the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fired the banned weapons.
The Pentagon said people were not targeted, and there was no immediate word on casualties. U.S. officials told NBC News that aircraft and infrastructure at the site were hit, including the runway and gas fuel pumps.
“Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children,” President Donald Trump said in remarks from Mar-a-Lago, his family compound in Palm Beach, Florida.
“It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons,” said Trump, who called on other countries to end the bloodshed in Syria.
Trump really stirred the pot this time. People on both the left and right are trying to figure out how they should feel about this. People who were demanding that Trump “do something” about Syria are stunned that Trump did something. Some people think Trump went too far. Others think he didn’t go far enough.
For the Trump haters there is no confusion about how they feel (they hate Trump and oppose everything he says or does) but they are scrambling to come up with rationalizations for why they disagree with what Trump did that are consistent with their previous denunciations of Trump.
I’m more interested in Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation and Susan Rice’s corruption.
Ignore the squirrels. Keep your eyes on the prize.
Syria is just a really big squirrel.