It's safe to say the tomahawk missile strikes against the Syrian airbase last Thursday have solidly divided the Trump train, but I think it’s important to look at this strike for what it really is.
This was a renaissance of American military might after eight years of leading from behind, slowly seeing American power and resolve degraded by Barack Obama, and the message that sends around the world today.
It’s a clear, concise and moral message that chemical weapons use is not something this President is going to ignore, even if his predecessor did.
The US is putting itself in the strongest position in over six years. The US and President Trump will find they can start to lean on Russia and Iran to begin to have Assad resign and his Alawite infrastructure and dynasty preserved with a suitable replacement.
This will help avoid the escalation many fear.
You don’t have to agree with me or Trump or John McCain on these strikes, but to assume that this will develop into another Iraq war, or even worse, is a little premature.
Let's see where we get in the coming days and weeks.