Via RCP.

Columnist Mark Steyn said President Trump, while not as articulate and good at using lofty rhetoric as former President Obama, his words “have meaning.” Steyn said Trump sent a message to the Chinese while sitting across the dinner table from them and the world with his decision to strike Syria in retaliation for Assad attacking his own citizens with chemical weapons.

Steyn said Trump also sent a message to Putin as well as Congressional Democrats and Susan Rice for investigation after investigation into connections to Russia.

“He sent a message to Putin, and, thereby, incidentally also made all these stupid investigations of investigations of investigations that the Senate and the House are chasing their tails and look absolutely ridiculous,” he said of Trump. “You know, he has picked a fight with Putin at a when Congress has spent and Susan Rice has spent a year investigating whether he is Putin stooge.”

“How stupid do they look?” Steyn asked.

Steyn called the strike a “real reset button” for the world:

STEYN: It shows you he responds to things. He’s very nimble and able to respond to things. The disgusting aspect of the last eight years is that Obama mistook the sidelines for the moral high ground.

So he would use all this lofty rhetoric about red lines and he would stand there would be people killing each other, slaughtering each other, dead babies and he’d stand there with his hand on his hip giving a speech. And he stripped words of their meaning. And Trump isn’t as articulate. He isn’t as polished but his words have meaning. And to do that while is he having dinner with the Chinese. You said did he tell him over the salad bowl, as I understand it, he told him over the creme brulee or the tiramisu. How cool is that to actually make the Chinese politburo sit through a night of American targeted bombing?

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  1. hbmuzik says:

    That’s one dessert the Chinese president will never forget!

  2. Alain41 says:

    America’s response to the gas attack which was contrary to the war Conventions (Geneva, Hague, Chem. Weapons…), ordered by Trump can be viewed as being in accord with the character of Abraham Lincoln.

    While there were long-time informal agreements on war conduct (don’t dip bullets in poison, etc.), the first extensive written down conduct of war code (Lieber Code) was issued by Lincoln in April 1863 as General Order 100. Written by Franz Lieber (wounded at Waterloo, Columbia U. political science prof.), the Lieber Code is the basis for all subsequent international war conduct Conventions.

    (Side comment: Recent news includes that Sir Tim Berners-Lee received the ‘equivalent of the Nobel Prize for computing’ for creating the framework of www. It’s the Alan Turing Award. The 50th annual.)

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