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Striking Assad in Retaliation for Gas Attack Is a Horrible Idea

The pictures are devastating, the accounts are even worse. The early morning aerial gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province, Syria that killed 83 and wounded over 150 has reverberated throughout the international community. Just a couple days after the Trump Administration seemed to turn away from policy of regime change in Syria, the White House may be preparing to take military action against the Assad regime, which would be a first since the Syrian civil war began over six years ago. And although Assad is a miserable tyrant and war criminal, attacking him now is a terrible idea. Here’s why.