From the Left: “Trump’s missile strike will accomplish nothing. It is a stunt to trigger “rally effect” to boost his popularity.”
“Syria saw it coming, moved personnel – and equipment – off the bombed base. Russians warned. An impotent stunt.”
Yes, it was a stunt to boost popularity in a time of desperation. But it’s wrong to call it “impotent” or say it “will accomplish nothing.” It will seriously hamper Assad’s aerial capabilities and prevent Assad from bombing civilians.
Hillary called for the strikes earlier in the day. This was a major, immediate reversal for the Trump administration, but an appropriate action. What comes next and how they handle it is the concern.