One of the problems Americans have is that when they're told that missiles hit airplane hangers, they picture large, cavernous spaces made of steel and aluminum. Not in Syria. The truth is that most of their planes are stored in places much more like bunkers, made of re-enforced concrete. This doesn't mean that they did take any damage, but nothing as serious as Americans most likely imagined.
And then there's that little fact that the runways weren't targeted... Ooops.
As time goes on more and more are beginning to understand that the Idiot in the White House has no problem with lying. He does it regularly. For him it's okay. This was more a 'wag the dog' type bit of propaganda than a retaliation. Unemployment figures also came out on Friday and they were anything but flattering and they needed something to keep the press from talking about that.