The Biden administration’s decision to bomb Syria is not surprising, nor is the complete reversal of media tone compared to when Trump did it. It’s all a reflection of the bigotry eating away at the country from the inside.
If you have ever done any falconry, then you know the power in the bird’s grip. In fact, special gloves are required to withstand the claws of hawks or falcons, as they could cut you to the bone just by squeezing.
I imagine both allies and foes wish they had these special gloves while doing diplomacy with America.
I was writing a piece about the corruption in the Democratic party as American military hawks did more than squawk and dropped bombs on Syria in an airstrike unsanctioned and not discussed with the American citizens. The main media outlets trotted out the Biden administration talking points and immediately excused it as “defensive.” After all, we should be appreciative at airstrikes spreading Democracy and “only killing a handful of people” because as one pundit put it, we are “setting a tone”.