The headlines from the Middle East are ominous. . . .
After Syria chemical allegations, Obama considering limited military strike
Syria crisis: Russia and China step up warning over strike
Syria accuses Kerry of lying, disregarding UN
It's interesting to compare this situation with the beginning of the Iraq war. Then the Hussein regime was (again) threatening its neighbors. It was feared that both nuclear weapons and WMD would be involved. We made a preemptive strike after 6 months of dithering (which gave time for the WMD (if any) to be smuggled over the border.
Now we are threatening to intervene in a purely civil war over the use of WMD in Syria.
President Bush was called a "liar" when no WMD were discovered in Iraq, in spite of the best intelligence in the world saying otherwise. Now that WMD are being used just across the border in Syria, we supposedly know who used them and are ready to make a strike?