Is Trump Right to Strike Syria?

In the aftermath of the Assad regime's barbaric gassing of men, women and children, President Donald Trump declared from the Rose Garden, "When you kill innocent children, innocent babies -- babies, little babies -- with a chemical gas that is so lethal, that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line."This was a reference to Barack Obama's infamous -- and infamously unenforced -- "red line" statement from 2012, in which he strongly suggested that if Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons in his effort to destroy rebel forces, America would intervene. Then Assad used chemical weapons, and Obama dithered. Syria has since become an abattoir, and Assad has slowly gained the upper hand, thanks largely to assistance from the Russians and Iranians.  Continue reading...

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