April 7, 2017


For Trump, an overnight evolution on Syria (JULIE PACE April 7, 2017, Times of Israel)

Trump is hardly the first president to reconsider his views after assuming the responsibility of controlling the world's most powerful military. But with a major shift coming just 77 days into his presidency, his may be one of the fastest transformations in recent memory.

After spending years warning US leaders that Syria was a dangerous quagmire, Trump is said to have been moved by the gripping images of young Syrian children's listless bodies that were beamed across the world following the chemical attack. He mourned the "beautiful babies" were among the dozens killed by the deadly gases and accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of having "choked" his own citizens.

He's too severely constrained by events to do other than what we want.

Posted by at April 7, 2017 4:10 AM


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