Past Twitter messages from President Biden and one of his top aides -- both criticizing former President Trump -- weren't appearing to age well Thursday after Biden ordered airstrikes against an -backed militia stronghold in
In 2017, , now press secretary, questioned what the Trump administration’s "legal authority for strikes" was in Syria following a Trump-ordered military action.
"Assad is a brutal dictator," she tweeted, "But Syria is a sovereign country."
When Psaki’s nearly four-year-old tweet resurfaced, many Twitter users appreciated the irony.
"Hey girl! guessing you circled back to this one, huh?" one user wrote.
"Great tweet. I look forward to you condemning @JoeBiden's illegal strikes in your press conference tomorrow," another person commented.
Even progressive U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., retweeted Psaki's old post, writing sarcastically "Great question."
In April 2017, the Trump administration launched airstrikes against Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack the Assad regime carried out against its own people.
In October 2019, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden called then-President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria "erratic" and "impulsive."
"The events of the past week … have had devastating clarity of just how dangerous this president is," Biden said during a speech in Iowa about Trump’s decision, which critics saw as "abandoning" Kurdish allies in the region.
In Thursday’s attack, the Biden administration targeted Iraqi border-based Shia militia groups, Kait’ib Hezbollah and Kait’ib Sayyid al Shuhada, which are of having received funding and military support from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard.
A senior official said the strike was a "shot across the bow" and a defensive strategy, intended to deter Iran and its militia from launching rockets at U.S. forces in the region, like the recent attacks in Iraq.