We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"The United States carried out a missile attack in Syria on Thursday night in response to the Syrian government's chemical weapons attack this week that killed more than 80 civilians, American officials said.
Dozens of Tomahawk missiles were fired at an air base in Syria, military officials said."
But... but... but... Trump... in league with the Russians... Putin's handpuppet...
That sound you hear is millions of anti-Trump heads exploding as yet another of their cherished narratives is neatly confounded.
They ought to be exploding, but I think you give them too much credit. They'll probably ignore the obvious move counter to Russian interests and pivot to claims that Trump is a war monger or in bed with corporate interests in the defense industry.
These people have no honesty - intellectual or otherwise.
You may have declared war on April 6, 1916, but the Canadians were already overseas fighting. Indeed, this weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (part of the Battle of Arras) where the Canadians, during the period 9 to 12 April, 1917, took the ridge at the northernmost end of the Arras Offensive after the soldiers from other nations had failed. It's considered, in some respects, Canada's "coming of age" . Haven't been able to confirm whether my grandfather (whose enlistment picture we are proud to hang on the wall) was at Vimy or not - his particular unit was absorbed into another in 1916, but an old comrade of his (whom I met in the late 1960s) has him with Toban's Tigers who were at Vimy. He was one of the fortunate ones; he returned home to his wife and family.
BTW, Canada declared war on Japan before the US did. We were reacting to the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong, were Canadian soldiers were stationed.