Sunday, April 9, 2017

Daniel Larison — Attacking Syria Sent a ‘Message’ to the World, But Not the One Trump Wanted

By illegally attacking the Syrian government, Trump is discrediting the U.S. in the eyes of the world when our government talks about international law and obligations. The “message” he wanted to send and the one that he has actually sent are as different as can be. Instead of demonstrating a commitment to upholding international norms, Trump’s decision shows that our government will trample on those norms whenever it wants. All that this accomplishes is to make the U.S. seem even more lawless and irresponsible than it already did.
Further reinforces the signal that the American ruling class considers itself above the law.

The American Conservative
Attacking Syria Sent a ‘Message’ to the World, But Not the One Trump Wanted
The American Conservative
Daniel Larison

1 comment:

Bob said...

That signal has been coming in loud and clear for decades...