Donald Trump Will Own the New Chemical Status Quo

And we will not be spared.

Among Donald Trump’s first acts as president was to abandon Barack Obama’s craven and ultimately failed efforts to avoid entanglement in the Syrian civil war. Hours after the revelation that Damascus had once again used a complex nerve agent on a civilian population, Trump did not vent shallow bluster all over Twitter. Nor did he drag out the process of a retaliatory response over the course of weeks involving an endless parade of spineless and compromised European bureaucrats. He ordered cruise missile strikes and, though calibrated to produce minimum casualties, it established a measure of deterrence that held for a time.

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Donald Trump Will Own the New Chemical Status Quo

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