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USA Today1"President Trump's authorization of missile strikes Thursday night was an appropriate way to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad"
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Wall Street Journal1"Mr. Trump’s decision Thursday to launch a retaliatory missile strike is an important first step to save lives, enforce global order, and improve the strategic outlook for the U.S. and its allies."
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New York Times1"It was hard not to feel some sense of emotional satisfaction, and justice done, when American cruise missiles struck an airfield in Syria on Thursday
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Los Angeles Times1"But Trump was right when he said: 'It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.'"
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New York Post1"The fact that Trump executed what came off as a rapid turnaround on his Syria policy... indicates he’s not locked into preconceived notions or policies: He’s adjusting to reality as it develops. he’s prepared to act on the basis of actual realities, unbeholden to an agenda of aggressive nation-building or appeasement."
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San Jose Mercury News1Pretty clearly for it but never actually quite says so.
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New York Daily News1"President Trump’s decision to attack a Syrian airbase sent a meaningful message to Bashar Assad and any other leader who considers unleashing banned chemical weapons against his people."
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Chicago Tribune1"Trump passed this first test, we're relieved to report."
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Newsday1"President Donald Trump sent an important message to President Bashar Assad and the Russian and Iranian governments that support him"
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Washington Post1"PRESIDENT TRUMP’S decision to strike a Syrian air base in response to a chemical weapons attack by the regime of Bashar al- Assad was right as a matter of morality, but it could also yield a host of practical benefits"
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Chicago Sun-Times1"Sending American cruise missiles to bomb a Syrian air base was a necessary and forceful response"
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Dallas Morning News1"Trump's attack against Syria was justified"
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Denver Post1"The U.S. decision to launch cruise missiles at Syrian President Bashar Assad’s airfield felt good after six long years of atrocities"
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Los Angeles Daily News1
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Orange County Register1
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Houston Chronicle1"As we said a year-and-a-half ago, the president cannot and should not use military force against Syria without a legislative framework."
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The Philadelphia Inquirer1Even when President Trump appears to have done the right thing it can leave you scratching your head.
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Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)1"U.S. missile strike was a proportional response to sarin-gas attack in Syria"
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Tampa Bay Times1"Donald Trump's justified missile strike"
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Star-Ledger (Newark)1"Trump was right to strike Syria."
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Honolulu Star Advertiser1
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Boston Globe1
"A cruise missile fusillade is an efficient way to wreck an airbase. But it is only a military tactic, not a strategy for victory."
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution1
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Arizona Republic1
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Seattle Times1
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Las Vegas Review-Journal1
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Oregonian1
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San Diego Union-Tribune1"Syrian missile strike appropriate and measured"
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Plain Dealer (Cleveland)1
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San Francisco Chronicle1"The U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian air base, if viewed in isolation, represented a restrained response...Who in the civilized world could disagree with Trump’s expression of revulsion at the slaughter that killed dozens, included infants? And who could argue that action was warranted to deter a recurrence?"
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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review1"An atrocity that demanded a U.S. response...Certainly Assad's barbarity demanded a U.S. response"
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St. Paul Pioneer Press1
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Detroit Free Press1"There are no tears to shed over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to punish Assad with a vicious missile attack"
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel1
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The Sacramento Bee1"He’s right [It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons]. The best outcome is that this one limited strike will stop Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons again and maybe even discourage him from killing civilians with barrel bombs."
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Tampa Tribune1"Donald Trump's justified missile strike"
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram1
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Kansas City Star1
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch1"President Donald Trump was correct to order the bombing."
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Salt Lake Tribune1"Those who launched the horrific chemical weapons attack on civilian targets in the Syria, the one that filled the world's media with gruesome images of dead and dying children, fully deserve to have the fires of hell rained down on them."
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Investor’s Business Daily1"President Trump sent a loud message to Syria's Bashar al-Assad for his use of deadly Sarin gas against his own people: Your days of terrorizing your own people with chemical weapons are about to end."
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Baltimore Sun1"Second, we're glad to see that President Trump is capable of a change of heart."
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette1"We don’t want any more wars, but we also showed with the attack on the Syrian air base that we will not put up with being trifled with by their little friends doing awful things like killing children with chemical weapons and waving missiles around"
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Orlando Sentinel1
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Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)1"The message sent by President Trump was as clear and correct as possible:"
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Record (Bergen County, N.J.)1
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Indianapolis Star1
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette1"He may have changed the the minds of others, not just about the Syrians, but about America's new leadership in the world."
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Buffalo News1
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Columbus Dispatch1just a reprint of Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial
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Austin American-Statesman1
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San Antonio Express-News1The U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base was a warranted response to a heinous war crime"
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Miami Herald1"Trump right to strike against Syria for chemical attack"
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Charlotte Observer1
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Omaha World-Herald1"Air strike on Syria sends the right message"
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Courier-Journal (Louisville)1
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Virginian-Pilot1"THE DECISION to rain 59 U.S. Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airport in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on civilians was both temperate and proportionate"
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Hartford Courant1
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Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.)
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Cincinnati Enquirer1
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News & Observer (Raleigh)1
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Oklahoman1
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Detroit News1"A civilized world with the means to stop such horrors can not sit idly by. Trump made the right call in firing the missiles."
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Providence Journal1"But the attack seems to be a measured and reasonable response. It was important to send a message to Mr. Assad that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated."
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Deseret News (Utah)1Pretty clearly for it but never quite says so.
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Advocate (Louisiana)1
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Richmond Times-Dispatch1"Trump takes a needed step in stopping Assad's heinous crimes"
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Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester)
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Fresno Bee1
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Blade (Toledo)1"The world was aghast. The politicians and neo-cons bloviated. And, to his credit, the President acted. His predecessor choked, and Mr. Trump’s own secretary of state blundered grossly on Syria. This President acted swiftly and decisively, listening to his military advisers and trusting their recommendations."
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Dayton Daily News1
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Tennessean1
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Tulsa World1"Trump made the right decision with missile strike in Syria"
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Arlington Heights Daily Herald
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Asbury Park Press1
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Des Moines Register1
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Commercial Appeal (Memphis)
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Boston Herald1"No, the targeted use of a battery of cruise missiles does not a robust foreign policy make — but damn it’s a good start."
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Palm Beach Post1
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Times of Northwest Indiana1
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Albuquerque Journal1
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Florida Times-Union1
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Wisconsin State Journal1
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Arizona Daily Star1
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Post & Courier (Charleston)1"Syria strike shows U.S. resolve"
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News Journal (Wilmington)1
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Akron Beacon Journal1
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LNP (Lancaster, Pa.)1
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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Lexington Herald-Leader1
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El Paso Times1
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Knoxville News Sentinel1
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Morning Call (Allentown)1
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Rockford Register Star1
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New Haven Register1
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News Tribune (Tacoma)1
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
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