Some supporters of the anti-Assad opposition said they were disappointed that the strikes had been limited.
And he thanked the United Kingdom and France "for their wisdom and the power of their fine military".
Trump has said he will hold the Syrian government, as well as its Russian and Iranian allies, accountable for the suspected attack. McKenzie says the missiles were fired after the "last impact" was over. They were very effective.
"We have to be very concerned about retaliation against our troops", said Pape.
Mr Bush addressed sailors aboard a Navy ship in May 2003 alongside a "Mission Accomplished" banner, just weeks before it became apparent that Iraqis had organised an insurgency that tied down USA forces for years.
It was Moscow that convened the emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, and before the session said it had circulated a draft resolution condemning the act of aggression by the USA and its allies against Syria. "This persistent pattern of behavior must be stopped - not just to protect innocent people in Syria from the horrific deaths and casualties caused by chemical weapons, but also because we can not allow the erosion of the worldwide norm that prevents the use of these weapons".
Mr Trump's UN ambassador Nikki Haley told the session the president had made it clear that if Mr Assad used poison gas again, "the United States is locked and loaded". But keeping a narrow focus on the Islamic State and chemical weapons while ignoring the rest of the bloodshed is actually perpetuating President Obama's horrendous policies.
The UN Council is set to meet at the request of Russian Federation, who claim the US-led missile strike in Syria was an attempt to hamper chemical weapons investigations in Douma, labelling bombing an "act of aggression".
The Syrian Central Military Media released a video showing missiles over Damascus during Saturday's airstrikes.
In addition, U.S., British and French attack aircraft, including two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers, launched stealthy, long-range missiles from outside Syrian airspace, he said.
United Nations chief warns against escalation over Syria
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia speaks during an emergency Security Council meeting on Syria at U.N. headquarters in New York, April 14, 2018.
The allied attack set off a fierce global debate about whether it was justified.
Russian Federation circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action.
- Syria has failed to fulfil an agreement to dismantle its chemical weapons store under the supervision of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, indicating it still has undeclared stocks.
The PM has not ruled out further action if Syria continues to use chemical weapons.
"We thank the Croatian government for supporting the actions of the U.S, U.K and France against the use of chemical weapons", U.S. Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst said in a statement. Pentagon officials said Syria had fired 40 unguided surface-to-air missiles, but only after the Western strikes had ended. Syrian time, about 9 p.m.
"Chemical weapons are a threat to us all", Haley later added. In 2017, the USA launched missiles against Syria following reports of a sarin gas attack. "This is going to set the Syrian chemical weapon program back for years".
"These three targets seemed to hit the sweet spot and do that", McKenzie said. U.S. Secretary of Defense General John Mattis, confirmed this before the coalition attacks, saying that there was "no evidence" connecting the chemical attacks to the Syrian government.
Fortunately, however, Trump did appear to carefully and smartly avoid attacking Russian forces on the ground in Syria.
Saturday's airstrikes drew support from the European Union, Germany, Israel and other allies.
"America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria", he said.
"So there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime", May said. "It is not to get involved in the Syrian civil war", Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters. "It is not about regime change".