President Heel Spurs who, you may recall, attacked President Barack Obama for wanting to intervene in Syria - and demanded he get Congressional approval - has suddenly decided he was so upset about the Syrian government's chemical attack on civilians that he has not only launched dozens of missiles, he couldn't be bothered to get Congressional approval.
The Huffington Post put Trump's illegal action delicately:
It is not clear what ― if any ― legal authority Trump is claiming to strike the Assad regime. The U.S. has claimed authority to bomb ISIS in Syria under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force by claiming that ISIS is an offshoot of al Qaeda. But there is no war authorization from Congress that could be interpreted to allow military action against the Syrian government, nor can the U.S. claim it is defending itself. When former President Barack Obama considered a similar retaliatory strike against the Assad regime in 2013, he made it clear he would first seek approval from Congress.
Let's take a stroll down Memory Lane, shall we?
AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your "powder" for another (and more important) day!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2013
The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2013
So what do you think is Trump's real goal here? I doubt anyone believes he gives a damn about the Syrian victims. Heck, he never gave a damn about Americans when the Oroville dam broke in California last month. Is this about his sinking poll numbers? Trying to look independent from Russia?
Shepard Smith broke into Tucker Carlson Tonight with the news. So far, the cheerleading has been somewhat muted on Fox. But I'm sure it will become louder, more pronounced and more jingoistic before long.
Watch Smith's breaking news below and share your thoughts.
That popularity rating might drop a few more notches.
I agree that plenty of other countries will be stepping up to teach these guys what’s what. I expect China will do so economically, and I expect many other countries will simply shun the US until a real head of state gets back to the White House in 2021. The real test, to me, will be if and when these guys actually start building “The Wall” on the southern border – the proper response there, which I think we’ll see, would be for Mexico to cut off relations with us until Trump is out of office.
But this Orange Orangutan is so arrogant that everyone wants to see his ass spanked. We’ll see who steps up next.
Not asking Congress just opened up another can of worms.
Yes, it’s Wag the Dog.
These people couldn’t care less about the dead in Syria. This attack is about distracting people in any way possible from the ineptitude and corruption of this presidency. And there’s only so much the Pence White House can do to get people not to notice the stench.