Thursday, April 6, 2017

President Trump Considering Military Action Against Syria

President Trump, who spent years tweeting President Obama to not get involved with Syria, is now telling members of Congress he is considering military action there in light of the recent chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al Assad on his own citizens which left over 75 dead.

According to reports, Trump is looking to Defense Secretary Mattis for guidance on the possible military action.

From CNN:

US officials tell CNN the Pentagon has long-standing options to strike Syria’s chemical weapons capability and has presented those options to the administration. The sources stressed a decision has not been made.

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement Thursday calling for military action, recommending an international coalition “to ground Assad’s air force.”

“We agree with the President that Assad has crossed a line with his latest use of chemical weapons. The message from the United States must be that this will not stand. We must show that no foreign power can or will protect Assad now. He must pay a punitive cost for this horrific attack,” they said.

In 2013, when Assad used chemical weapons on his own people leaving over 1,400 dead, Trump was adamant that the U.S. should not get involved in the civil war there.

Here's just some of his tweets regarding Syria then. I guess it all looks very different when you're the president.

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