The bombing serves several purposes and has great strategic value.
1. Intelligence says the Syrians bombed with WMD. Could have bee deliberate or rogue. They did it and the Russians probably knew about it. They got punished. Not a war, punished, don't use chemical weapons Syria.
2. Now Putin knows Trump is not afraid to pull the trigger. The democrats will say but he called to warn Putin. Yep, he did, then Trump took out Putin puppet's airfield. Did someone turn off the air defense in Syria? Did the Russians inform Syrians on the ground?
4. Xi was dining with Trump while the rockets were in the air. Says a lot to the norks and the communist party. Japan, SK, Phillipines, Taiwan, and Australia are pleased. Xi is humiliated at dinner and didn't even know it. This had to be planned, OMG, played perfectly.
4. Domestic critics can no longer play the Putin admirer card, the garbage it was.
I know a lot of you haters will jump all over me. I agree with a lot of you that we have very little business in the ME. My preference is the Shia and Sunni fight it out to the end. Just giving my take.