Did Trump order the strike against a Syrian airbase to boost his sagging poll numbers? Did he do it to divert attention from the glacial investigation of his ties with Putin? Did he do it to show he is not colluding with Putin?

Reports today say that Syria war planes bombed the same town again, taking offfrom the airfield that our missiles allegedly destroyed.

Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again – CNN
https://apple.news/AHhbLlTtcQu6K8mm5_7vNcA

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/warplanes-return-to-syrian-town-devastated-by-chemical-attack/2017/04/08/38a5d8cc-1bdc-11e7-8598-9a99da559f9e_story.html

An ineffectual gesture. Nothing like the appearance of decisive military action to give the impression of leadership.

This symbolic action is known as Wag the Dog. It generically means change the subject of discussion to divert attention from something you don’t want discussed

http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/phrases/wag-the-dog/#.WOkQ9oEpCaM