Obama has been suckered into war with Syria because the conflict can quickly escalate into war with Iran. The neocons have made one thing clear over the past half-dozen years: They want to gin up a war with Iran, and they want all of the resultant mass death to happen on a Democrat's watch.
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The short version of why such a course of action is an invitation to catastrophe: Syria is no paper tiger, and is very much capable of both defending itself as well as attacking American interests in the region if provoked. Syria and Iran are strategic allies and are pledged to each other's mutual defense, which means all the Iranian missile sites in the mountains above the Persian Gulf coast could launch their missiles in retaliation...and those Iranian missiles, by the by, are advanced enough to spoof Aegis radar systems, which means thousands of American service members currently manning our warships in the Gulf could very quickly be delivered into a watery grave.
For the people trying to engineer this horror
, drawing Iran into war is not a bug. It's a feature. It's Why We Fight
Remember: If Joe Lieberman, Karl Rove, Max Boot, Eliot Abrams and Michael Ledeen all say "Do this!" -- don't do it. If those guys tell you to look both ways before crossing the street, grab a blindfold.