Yes, we hit a military air base. And scarcely damaged it. We didn’t even slow it down. And did we intimidate Assad at all? Hardly. Within 24 hours of our attack, Assad ordered more warplanes sent from this same air base to go attack rebels in Homs.
So what did Trump accomplish? According to the Gallup Daily Tracker, Trump’s approval ratings haven’t budged — even though Trump managed to get some fawning from the media he so loves to hate. And did it get Russia off the front page? Nope. As speculation rises that Russia had a prominent role in orchestrating this attack stunt to give Trump the PR he wanted, but not hurt Assad in any way, Russia is still around.