Look, shiny object! Apparently that’s all it takes to make our brains turn to mush. 45’s purported motive of concern for Syrian children is awfully hard to swallow, given his opposite reaction after previous chemical attacks by Assad and his hostility toward refugees. There is no coherence at all. The only Syrian children who appear to get his sympathy are dead ones. It’s like only admiring civil rights leaders who are martyred. How convenient, as Church Lady would say. Now suddenly he’s presidential? “All but less than he whom thunder hath made greater,” as Milton wrote. I don’t buy it.