Let’s pause for a moment, and get real.

Yes, Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons attack on his own citizens was ghastly and reprehensible. And, yes, it warranted a swift response from the United States.

However, please spare me the “changed presidency” argument.

You can’t wash away 81 days of presidential incompetence—not to mention years of sexual harassment, hate-speach, and erratic behavior before and during the campaign—by blowing up an airfield in western Syria.

Trump’s domestic and foreign policy is still a mess, and too many people living in this country—and abroad—are at greater risk today than they were on January 19th.

It’s Monday, the 10th of April, 2017. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a normal day.

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