Donald Trump got through four years as president without involving the U.S. in any new conflicts. Joe Biden lasted a month.
On Thursday night, Biden ordered an airstrike that dropped bombs on Syria.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Democrats and the media justify this.
U.S. conducts air strikes against Iranian-backed militia facilities in Syria – Pentagon
President Joe Biden on Thursday directed U.S. military air strikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia, in a calibrated response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.
The strikes, which were first reported by Reuters, appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.
Biden’s decision to strike only in Syria and not in Iraq, at least for now, also gives the Iraqi government some breathing room as it carries out its own investigation of a Feb. 15 attack that wounded Americans.
“At President (Joe) Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
“President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq,” Kirby said.
People reacted on Twitter:
Maybe it's just me, but I sure don't remember Biden campaigning on starting a war before sending out stimulus checks.
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) February 26, 2021
Syria got bombed quicker than you got your $2,000 checks
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) February 26, 2021
can’t get Americans their relief checks in the midst of a historic pandemic for which the nation’s economy was effectively shut down, but bombing Syria some more is a first 100 days priority. unbelievable https://t.co/POo48QjaPU
— elizabeth bruenig (@ebruenig) February 26, 2021
Has anybody done the math on how much each bomb that dropped on Syria cost and how many $2000 COVID checks that would have been?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 26, 2021
Tonight, I feel for my friends in the military.
The Syria strike tonight is nothing compared to what is coming.
The American endless war machine is back.
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) February 26, 2021
You own this, Democrats. Enjoy.