Too many politicians and others beating the drums for more war. War in which they will not serve. Nor will their sons and daughters War and more war seem to always win out with this congress, even if it means agreeing with the President.
So. Will the innocents (collateral damage...) killed in a retaliatory strike be less dead than the ones killed by chemicals? And is that a somehow morally better killing? There is not a bullet, bomb or missile yet made that can discriminate between a "good guy" or "bad guy".
If we are the best and most powerful nation on earth, then let us take a leadership position and just say no. NO strikes, no war, no conflict, no personnel, material or money for war.
War is easy, peace is hard but can be easy if we show the way.