Buried in that article we learn that Kerry said: the United States aims to carry out an “unbelievably small” strike at Assad’s forces.
What a bizarre thing to say.
Next week he's going to say, "This morning we attacked Assad. The attack was unbelievably small. Apparently nobody even noticed it, that's how small it was. But it did happen. And if any other tyrant dares use chemical weapons, let it be known that the United States stands prepared to retaliate with unbelievably small attacks again."