Mr. Scott, I understand your humor and I don't know the answers to all the
problems but the actual threat in the Middle East is Iran. How are they playing
this is more important than what the US interests are. I suggest you scare your
self to death by reading "The Devil we know: Dealing with the new Iranian
Superpower".Syria is Iran's puppet in the area. Iran is at war
with us even if we don't recognize it. Read: The Twilight war; The secret
history of America's Thirty Year war with Iran.Iran is playing this
Syrian Civil war for it's own benefit. How we deal with it is more
important than the civil war it's self. Do nothing and we lose respect and
influence in the middle east. Do something and we are painted as ineffectual,
interfering and we lose respect and influence. If Iraq was about oil, we lost.
Iran controls all of Iraq's oil now. You should be afraid, very afraid.
I guess no other readers even noticed this article to comment on it. I just
wanted to say that things seem to be going so well in Afghanistan since Bush
went in and Obama stayed in. Let's do it again in Syria.