This time around, well, I guess things look different when one is sitting the Big Chair.
President* Trump said Thursday night that the United States had carried out a missile strike in Syria in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack this week, which killed more than 80 civilians.Was this the right thing to do? Possibly, yes.
But there is one thing that I know about Donald Trump from his track record of forty years: Trump never does anything because it's the right thing to do. I doubt if that consideration has ever entered his mind. Trump's M.O. is always ubi est mea ("where's mine" or "what's in it for me") and never pro bono.
I have things to do, so I'll leave the question "what was in this for Trump" hanging.