White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” over the weekend after U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria. But when host George Stephanopoulos tried to call President Donald Trump a liar, she quickly shut him up for good.
Right out of the gate, George Stephanopoulos began criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to retaliate after the recent gas attack in Syria. According to Stephanopoulos, this proved that Trump was a liar because he campaigned on pulling troops out of the Middle East.
“Certainly the mission that the U.S. military and our coalition forces with the UK and France went out on Friday to do, they 100% met their objectives,” said Sanders. “They went out to destroy the critical chemical weapons infrastructure in Syria and they did exactly that. And they also sent a strong message to Syria, to Russia, to Iran that when this president has a red line he will enforce it.”
Sarah Sanders was speaking in reference to the “red line” which Barack Obama said he had when it came to Syria, but he never enforced it. Obama’s weakness on matters concerning the Middle East led us to the situation we find ourselves in now. The Trump administration is being forced to do some major damage control because of rogue leaders overseas who Obama only emboldened with his “all talk and no action” presidency.
“By all accounts, Friday night’s strikes against the Assad regime’s chemical-weapons facilities were successful — they reduced their targets to rubble, and there were no reported threats to allied forces or equipment in their aftermath,” reported National Review. “Armchair strategists are quick to point out that the strikes didn’t fit into any broader American Syria strategy. But the chemical-weapons attack of April 7 demonstrated, once again, the Syrian regime’s flagrant disregard for international moral and legal norms.”
“And unlike last April’s retaliatory American strike on aircraft used for chemical-weapons delivery at Shayrat Air Base, Friday’s strikes sought to hit the heart of the regime’s chemical-weapons capabilities, and were coordinated with our oldest and closest allies,” added the report. “They also marked a departure from Obama-era analysis paralysis in Syria. It was the Obama administration that delayed striking Assad and preventing future chemical-weapons attacks almost five years ago. It was the Obama administration that argued chlorine gas was a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in 2014, though it was widely known to be used on the Syrian battlefield throughout Obama’s time in office.”
“It was the Obama administration that was caught by strategic surprise when the leadership vacuum left by the United States led the Russians to enter the Syrian fray in the fall of 2015, bringing with them high-tech military equipment for battlefield testing and deployability and bolstering their standing on the world stage,” explained National Review. “It was the Obama administration that argued a false choice between catastrophic nuclear war and limited strikes on targeted regime elements.”
Indeed, if you allow a toddler to get away with anything and never follow through with warnings to spank them or put them in timeout, you are going to have a monster of a teenager on your hands before you know it. Much the same way, President Obama allowed dictators like Bashar al Assad in Syria to get away with murder for years. Now, we have a major problem on our hands. But, thankfully, we elected the right man for the job.
The U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria last week were a resounding success. They were so successful, in fact, that the only thing the left can do to criticize President Donald Trump on this front is to call him a liar. Did Trump advocate for putting America first and keeping our troops out of foreign conflicts? Yes. However, he also understands that to keep Americans safe, it is sometimes necessary to put global dictators in their respective places. He has taken a hardline stance on Bashar al Assad’s chemical weapons attacks, as he should, being the leader of the free world.