“During the campaign, he promised to ‘bomb the shit out of’ ISIS, which holds territory in Syria, but he also said that it was foolish to become mired in the civil war, or to target Assad, who has opposed ISIS — at least, rhetorically.” The New Yorker on candidate Trump, President Trump, and the confusing strike on Syria.

+ Did Trump reverse course? In one sense, Trump’s reaction to Assad’s chemical attack was entirely consistent. Trump’s ultimate motivation is to do the opposite of Obama. And he never veers from the course. From me: Every Day is Opposite Day.

+ “In the aftermath of the strike, anti-war marches were held from New York to London. Yet these protesters were largely silent when US-directed airstrikes targeting ISIS were falling on cities and killing civilians.” From Vice: What Trump’s Missile Strike Means for Syrians Like Me.