The thing I liked most about Donald Trump was his promise to not get us involved in anymore foreign wars. He claimed Hillary Clinton would get us into World War III with a war in Syria. He wonderfully mocked the sack-of-human-fecal-matter Bill Kristol as just "wanting to start wars and kill people."
But now this.
How very disappointing.
There are numerous questions regarding this chemical weapons attack. As Ron Paul points out, "why would Assad do this?" He's winning the war. The only likely way he could lose is to get the United States back in on ISIS', err, the rebels side. And the Russian argument that an airstrike hit a rebel chemical weapons stockpile is at least plausible. After all, in January, Susan Rice assured us that the Obama administration had removed all the chemical weapons from Syria.
And the last time this happened in 2013, it appears we got it backwards and the rebels used the chemical weapons, not Assad.
And remember, there really aren't moderate rebels in Syria, just a bunch of name-changing groups that are really ISIS and some mercenaries.
Trump's most loyal supports are now abandoning him while neocon hawks such as Bill Kristol are celebrating. Fareed Zakaria thinks Trump "became President of the United States" with the strike, Brian Williams is in awe of the "beautiful" cruise missiles that were fired and even Hillary Clinton herself is sponsoring this attack (and more).
And let's not forget Judith Miller, the journalist who probably did more than any other journalist to lie us into the Iraq fiasco, is of course, pushing for military action against Assad.
Strange how war brings all the establishment hacks together for one big, perverted kumbaya. As Sam Sacks put it, "Guest after guest is gushing. From MSNBC to CNN, Trump is receiving his best night of press so far. And all he had to do was start a war."
Is betraying your base for one 24-hour news cycle of positive reactions from people that hate you really worth it Donald?
And if our foreign policy must be based on dead baby pictures, well then here are some from the latest strike.
Very disappointing, indeed. I just hope this doesn't blow up into another Iraq fiasco. Or even worse, after all, it did happen on the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.
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