But it is worse than that.... much worse. We know trump by now, right? EVERYTHING he says and does is aimed at manipulation. Lies, lies, lies, reversals, surprises, threats, posturing, the whole works.
ASK Yourself, what did the bombing cover up? IT VERY ADROITLY diverted attention away from the Russia investigation. Now, it is portrayed as if we have a rift with Putin... Yet the facts are that trump and his buddies have had relations of some sort with the Russia power players FOR YEARS.
Ask yoiurself... wasn't it a surprise to see trump, for one time in all we know of him... express compassion for the children that were gassed? Wasn't that hard to swallow? For him to have what for the rest of us is simply normal compassion. HE HAS NEVER SHOWN ANY SIGN BEFORE OF COMPASSION.
But what a cool game changer, now everyone supports the guy! Especially the military and hawks.
So what does he learn from that? HEY, THIS REALLY WORKS. I'LL BUT ON A MILITARY JACKET AND BRAIDED HAT AND DROP THE MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS.... (somewhere, oh, yea, Ikeda... Afghanistan... how cool will that be?!)
This very expensive war toy cost the taxpayers $314,000,000 and we are told it may have killed 35 bad guys, or about $897,000 per death.
Why did trump do it? Just an impulse.. as a way to make him look strong and decisive. And to redirect attention. Based on that goal, it really worked.