This is the spin coming out of the White House:
“Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, said on Friday morning that President Donald Trump’s populist supporters need not fear that the decision to strike a Syrian government target last week represents an embrace of neoconservatism.
“It’s not a modification,” Gorka said Friday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “Donald J. Trump hasn’t changed from November 7 to Good Friday, April 14,” he said. …
“It makes no sense — the idea that we are mired in something when we take an action that lasted 15 minutes,” Gorka said. To compare it with Iraq or Afghanistan “is just a salacious analogy … we are not mired in anything,” Gorka said. …”
Actually, it can be compared to Iraq.
George W. Bush launched an air strike on Iraq less than a month into his presidency. He had campaigned on a “humble foreign policy” which was forgotten after the Supreme Court made him president. W. also famously spent his political capital in 2001 on tax cuts.
Note: We remember W. for Iraq and comprehensive immigration reform. He didn’t get around to pushing hard for amnesty though until his second term. It is also worth noting that W. labeled Iran and North Korea part of the “Axis of Evil” and look where we are now.