Eating Hawk


Just last week I publicly predicted that there would likely be no U.S. war on Syria in 2005. Then yesterday UPI reports (via Washington Times)

Bush administration hard-liners have been considering launching selected military strikes at insurgent training camps in Syria and border-crossing points used by Islamist guerrillas to enter Iraq in an effort to bolster security for the upcoming elections, according to former and current administration officials.

Chatter doesn't always lead to action, and excursion raids need not turn into a full-scale invasion, occupation, or overthrow of the existing government in Syria. But my confidence in no-new-war-in-2005 is weakening.