Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Much Ado About Nothing

As the Syrian missile strikes come clearer, what is obvious is that these strikes did jack shit.  We warned Russia, who warned Syria.  No military assets seemed harmed.  And how is it that we dropped over 25 tons of explosive munitions on an airfield and it's already operational again?

As I said, the strikes were probably necessary.  However, Trump needs to "win" at all costs.  It seems pretty clear we made some rubble bounce, but unless we see some shift in Syrian behavior, this was "security theater" again.

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