Trump Says ‘Mission Accomplished’ With Syria Strike Unanswered

Not the best choice of words I think pretty much everyone would agree.

(From Bloomberg)

The tweet was an echo of predecessor George W. Bush, who, speaking on an aircraft carrier in front of a banner with those words displayed, prematurely pronounced an end to America’s combat operations in Iraq two months after the 2003 invasion — a claim that proved premature. The U.S. military didn’t leave Iraq for several more years, and it’s back there now.

And the limited nature of the strikes by the U.S., U.K. and France means they probably won’t have an immediate impact on the balance of power in Syria’s years-long civil war. The conflict, which has killed about half a million people, is increasingly drawing in regional and world powers — and threatening to escalate.

America’s involvement may not be over, said Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. She said the U.S. is “locked and loaded,” and ready to punish Syria again if it keeps using chemical weapons.