1. Is it certain that Assad’s regime really used the chemical weapons? There is so much manufacture of atrocities in that region, it cannot be taken for granted that he has, especially since there is no clear benefit to him in doing so.
2. What is the endgame? The removal of Assad? No doubt Assad is a scoundrel, but what replaces him is likely to be worse.
3. Is it certain that the strikes will actually reduce the production of chemical weapons and end their use?
4. Every U.S. intervention in the Middle East has been disastrous, as they were based on false assumptions. Will this one be different?