After the middle-of-the-night attack on Syria, some USA television commentators poked fun at Trump's use of the "Mission accomplished" term, first used in 2003 by former President George W. Bush, who claimed prematurely and wrongly that the us had successfully completed its military attack on Iraq.
Trump's remarks on Twitter are reminiscent of President George W. Bush's 2003 speech announcing an end to major combat operations in Iraq on the on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, with a big sign that read, "Mission Accomplished" in the backdrop.
File image of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Akhras dubbed this weekend's airstrikes a slap on the wrist: "It's just not going to be enough".
Assad praised the Soviet-era air defense system that Syria had reportedly used to shoot down around 70 of the 100 missiles fired during the strikes, Russian news agencies said. "People lost hope that the global community will do something to stop these atrocities". "We've spent a week talking about the unique horror of chemical weapons".
The impact of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to join France and the United Kingdom in co-ordinated strikes on Syria will no doubt be felt in the coming days.
The inspectors will face a hard task, with all key players having pre-empted their findings, including Western powers, which justified the strikes by claiming they already had proof such weapons were used.More news: Former First lady Barbara Bush 'in failing health'
"We wanted their friends Iran and Russian Federation to know that we meant business and that they were going to be feeling the pain from this as well", Haley said.
Senator Angus King, an independent who serves on the armed services and intelligence committees, noted that the missile strike Trump ordered a year ago had failed to prevent Syria's continued use of chemical weapons.
U.S. military officials said the airstrikes early Saturday in Syria took out "the heart" of Syria´s residual chemical weapons capability. "We were not looking to kill people", she said. Cohen is Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer, and the president on Monday called the raid a "disgrace" and an "attack on our country".
"We will work calmly, methodically and professionally, using all opportunities to remove the situation from its current extremely risky political peak".
Syria has repeatedly denied using banned weapons.
Haley said Trump told her the U.S.is "locked and loaded" should the Syrian government continue to launch chemical weapons attacks against civilians.
(Screenshot: BBC News) Video of children treated following the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syria, on April 8, 2018.More news: Stories Facebook to be a new feature
However, Russia's key European ally Serbia said it won't take sides.
The extent to which the volleys of cruise missiles set back Assad's chemical weapons program is also in doubt, because the Pentagon acknowledged that the strikes had not targeted all of the facilities involved in the development and production of such weapons.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he had persuaded Trump to commit long-term to Syria.
British leader May said in London that the West had tried "every possible" diplomatic means to stop Assad from using chemical weapons.
The line that the USA violated worldwide law, yet Syria proved its strength by seeing off another American onslaught, was rapidly seized upon by Assad's supporters at all levels.
A coalition of American, British, and French naval and air assets destroyed three important targets associated with the Syrian regime's chemical warfare operations Saturday in an early morning strike.
Cotton added that Trump should sustain the attacks if the Syrian regime "doesn't learn these lessons, and Iran's ayatollahs and Kim Jong Un might want to learn the easy way".More news: Real Madrid - Bayern: No "fear clause" for James