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trump’s syria strike was meant to project strength. it did the opposite.

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trump’s syria strike was meant to project strength. it did the opposite.

in 2013, after syrian dictator bashar al-assad crossed president barack obama’s red line and used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, a u.s. official told the los angeles times that obama’s retaliatory strike would likely be “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not so devastating that it would elicit a response from iran and russia. in the end, obama backed away from even such a small, feckless strike. on friday, trump carried one out.trump deserves credit for acting (now twice) when obama wouldn’t. he also deserves credit for getting u.s. allies to join us when obama couldn’t. but let’s be clear: friday night’s strikes were “just muscular enough not to get mocked.” as a result, they did more damage to the united states’ credibility on the world stage than...