From Dan Simpson, retired U.S. ambassador, at the Post-Gazette:
As I suspected six months ago, U.S. military and Bush administration civilian officials confirmed last week that U.S. forces have invaded Syria and engaged in combat with Syrian forces.
An unknown number of Syrians are acknowledged to have been killed; the number of Americans — if any — who have died in Syria so far has not yet been revealed by the U.S. sources, who by the way insist on remaining faceless and nameless.
The New York Times is calling this a â€œshadow struggleâ€ and compares it to Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
The truly frightening part is that Secretary Rice has made it clear that the White House believes the Iraq War Resolution could allow for a war with Syria. In other words, Bush would not have to approach congress before starting another war.
I would like to know where he plans to get the troops since Rice also admitted that we could be in Iraq for another ten years.