Pundits are calling the latest airstrike in Syria everything from "a restrained operation" to a risky move that could throw the US into "a cycle of escalation" in the Syrian conflict. Supporters of President Trump from Fox News and other conservative outlets were surprisingly negative, with Infowars' Alex Jones hating it so much he broke down crying and said, "It makes me sick." From around the Web:
- A deterrence: "The one-night burst of ordnance appears unlikely to change the overall balance of forces in Syria seven years into its bloody civil war," write Peter Baker and Rick Gladstone in the New York Times. "But the president hoped it would be enough to deter Mr. Assad from using chemical weapons again without being so damaging as to compel Russia and Iran to intervene."