President Cheeto blows something up -- and the media and conventional Washington has a wet dream.
Oh, not quite every one of them. There are realists who point out that nothing whatever is accomplished:
A few Congresscritters point out that it's a stretch to claim Cheeto has legal authority for his bombs-away moment -- but hey, Congress has decades of ducking its responsibility for war making.
And then there's the media: the narrative of Trump failure and byzantine White House quarrels was getting tired -- yeah, here's a new story to sell! Margaret Sullivan, now the Washington Post media writer, puts to good use her previous years at the New York Times, pointing out media salivating over customary delights of destruction:
A former Washington Post guy, Thomas Ricks, a real military reporter who never forgets that people -- usually the wrong ones --die in our purposeless exploits, knows what media and Washington are glossing over in their delight with a few loud bangs:
Be very afraid and cry out, once more and ever, against the dogs of war. Resist and protect much.