Trump Schools Obama and Democrats with Attack on Assad
Twenty-four hours ago, Chuck Schumer was taunting Donald Trump as a "98-pound weakling" on China before Xi Jinping's visit. What a difference a day makes. Now, after the cruise missile attack on Syria, Chuck is singing a different tune:
"Making sure Assad knows that when he commits such despicable atrocities he will pay a price is the right thing to do," Schumer said in a statement released late Thursday. "I salute the professionalism and skill of our Armed Forces who took action today." [He didn't quite say "President Trump," but we know what he meant.]
And then there's Nancy Pelosi, suddenly jumping on the bandwagon: "Tonight's strike in Syria seems to be a proportional response to the regime's use of chemical weapons."
I'll say. But why the sudden change on the part of the Democrat leaders? It's obvious. Pelosi and Schumer -- though they wouldn't admit it even if waterboarded -- are reacting like human beings to Trump's rapid, indeed practically immediate, response to Bashar Assad's horrific gassing of children. He did something. Thank God!
They also know -- though they wouldn't admit this one even if their toes were being cut off and their eyes plucked out -- that Trump is doing precisely what Obama should have done after his famous "red line" against chemical weapons was violated. Trump took it to Assad. Obama did nothing. In the process, Barack rolled over for Russia -- more of that in a moment -- just as he rolled over for the mullahs when the Green Revolution students were pleading for his help from the streets of Tehran, one of the darkest days in recent American history.