OPINION: The president of visuals

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GARRISON KEILLOR, The Washington Post

So it now appears that the president has deep feelings about the sufferings of infants, or, as he would say, “very very deep feelings, believe me.” This was apparent when he talked about the gas attack on Syrian civilians last week. Scores of persons were killed but it was the sight of dying babies on TV (“it doesn’t get any worse than that”) that particularly moved the man to reconsider his hands-off policy toward Syria and send the USS Ross and USS Porter to the eastern Mediterranean to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian air base.

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