President Trump Sparks Social Media Backlash With 'Mission Accomplished' Tweet

Evarado Alatorre
Abril 16, 2018

Bush gave his speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier a little more than a month after USA troops were deployed to Iraq, and it would soon become clear that the mission was, in fact, not accomplished. Could not have had a better result, ' Trump wrote.

And yet McKenzie did not rule out the possibility of future chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime. He has continued to rail against the war while in office, and his supposed aversion to becoming entangled in unwinnable foreign conflicts led him to declare, just a few days ago, that he wanted to pull all USA troops out of Syria. And now you know the full story, ' he said.

"I think it's very hard to say "mission accomplished" if the mission is to deter the use of chemical weapons", he said.

Haley appeared on "Fox News Sunday" and CBS' "Face the Nation". What happens next, she said, is up to Assad and to his Russian and Iranian allies.

When pressed, he acknowledged that some unspecified portion of Assad's chemical arms infrastructure was not targeted. "To some it said, well, Bush thinks the war in Iraq is over, when I didn't think that". "It does not exist anymore".

It is apparent that not even USA officials are aware of what the strikes were meant to achieve, and what the US strategy in Syria is. Speaking from rebel-held northern Syria, Abdulrazek told The Associated Press there were perhaps 50 warehouses in Syria that stored chemical weapons before the program was dismantled in 2013.

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If the US genuinely cared about the Syrian people over its regional power aspirations, then its anti-chemical weapons policy would have been consistent.

Disputing the Russian military's contention that Syrian air defence units downed 71 allied missiles, McKenzie said no US or allies missiles were stopped.

The Pentagon said Syria fired 40 surface-to-air missiles, but most were launched after the damage was done. He said the USA knew of no civilians killed by allied missiles.

U.S., French and British missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program on Saturday in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack a week ago, and the three countries insisted they were not aimed at toppling President Bashar al-Assad or intervening in a seven-year civil war. U.S., British and French attack aircraft, including two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers, launched stealthy, long-range missiles from outside Syrian airspace, officials said. The World Health Organization said 70 were killed in the attack, with 43 dying from chemical exposure. He criticized the US and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for global inspectors to complete their visit to the area.

Trump said Friday that the U.S. is "prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents".

He added that he knew the media would "seize" on the phrase, but said it should be used often.

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