On April 4, 2017, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical attack on rebels in Southern Syria by using deadly sarin gas. The horrific fallout from Assad’s attack gave way to President Donald Trump’s recent Tomahawk missile attack, which Assad said was “reckless and irresponsible.” Now, team Trump has four brutal words for Assad that he won’t soon forget.
According to Fox News, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley presented the core thoughts of team Trump on Friday in a speech addressing Assad’s use of chemical warfare on innocent people. In her speech at the U.N., Haley said, “The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria … The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences. Those days are over.”
“The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria…The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences. Those days are over." Moments ago, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley publicly called out Russia and stated her support for President Donald J. Trump's decision to authorize airstrikes in Syria. http://fxn.ws/2njJVtA
Posted by Fox News on Friday, April 7, 2017
World leaders and some U.S. politicians praised Trump’s swift action to punish Syria’s use of chemical warfare while others, such as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “No matter your view of the merits engaged in Syria, every member of Congress should stand up today and reclaim our Constitutional authority over war.”
Paul added, “What we’re doing now is illegal and unconstitutional and the ramifications could be extreme,” in an op-ed for Fox News Insider. Paul also said that under the Constitution, Trump can only act unilaterally when the nation is attacked or to prevent an imminent attack.
While many Americans agree with Paul, Trump continues to have the support of millions who voted for him because of his promise to lead from the front. However, many skeptics refer back to Trump’s own words in regard to Syria.
The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 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
These are the tweets to which Trump haters are referring when attacking his decision to bomb the key Syrian air base in Homs. However, while I fully support Congress’ role in making these important decisions, there are a few crucial things a lot of people aren’t thinking about.
First, it is a huge mistake to look at the world and its problems from a static point of view. While our morals and values must remain absolute, the decisions we make must be applicable to the situation we wake up to in the morning, and I believe that is what Trump did here.
There is no way Trump could have known that Assad was going to use chemical warfare against civilians just months into his own presidency. The decision to eliminate the threat of another similar attack was a decisive and well-tempered one. Trump didn’t attack the capital of Syria or launch a military campaign to remove Assad. While the future may hold more extensive engagement on the part of our country, it was an appropriate response to a sickening act of barbarism which could not go unanswered.
Let’s stand behind our president have some faith in his judgment while he continues to be the focal point of so many attacks from the left. The solution here, as Trump supporters, is to stay engaged and let the president know that we do support him.