Last night, Donald Trump launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military air base, after Syria’s Bashar Assad reportedly used chemical weapons in the civil war.
Trump saw sad pictures of children in war. And that is one of the sad things about all wars. But that is different than an argument for attacking a sovereign country that has no quarrel with America, if the United States were some sort of global policeman.
Who does Trump want to take over Syria instead of Assad? I’m no Assad fan. He’s a murderer, like his father was. But he is secular, not an Islamist. They’re the ones who want Assad gone.
You’d think the United States might have learned this, from the Obama-Clinton years.
In fact, no-one has been more skeptical of U.S. entanglement in Syria than Trump, going back years.
Lobbying cruise missiles is different than regime change or American boots on the ground. But Trump just burned up a lot of political capital with people who are sick of foreign meddling.
And the fact that everyone from Hillary Clinton to John McCain are cheering him — that’s a bad sign in itself.
There is only one solution to Syria:
It’s to destroy Islamic terrorists, and contain Assad, and make Syria stable again.
NEXT: Gregg Roman from the Middle East Forum joins me to talk more about these Syrian airstrikes, and why he is in favour of them.
It was a real eye opener, and I've got some thoughts about it.
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