Charles Dodgson asks why the bushies might have a list (see Moving to Canada two posts down):
Needless to say, the Iraq war has put something of a strain on things, particularly since the Syrians regarded it as ill-advised to start with, and cooperation isn’t nearly now what it was. But the reckless American border attack seems intended to gin up tensions further, perhaps to provoke yet another war.
And why would anyone in the administration want to provoke a war with a strained Arab state which also has a simmering border dispute with Israel, the region’s ultimate tinderbox?
Go read his answer. I hope you sleep well tonight.