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Trump correct to spank Assad for gas attack

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Submitted by Verner Hornung (United States), Apr 16, 2017 at 12:30

Although I agree on the need to limit US involvement in Syria's war, I think the cruise missile strike on Shayrat was an appropriate one-time response. The American left's accusations forced Trump to prove he is not Vladimir Putin's lap dog. Assad's use of gas violated a treaty Syria has signed. We won't (hopefully) go in and try to unseat Assad ourselves; it's not our war. Trump however decided to spank him.

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