Lest anyone think we forgot about that other little problem:
…U.S. military forces were working to cut off traffic between Iraq and Syria, which Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has accused repeatedly of helping Saddam’s regime.
American special operations forces have set up roadblocks along routes to Syria and are searching for fleeing members of the Iraqi regime or fighters and equipment coming in from Syria, a military official said. U.S. aircraft were also watching the routes, and they attacked Iraqi positions near the Syrian border Thursday.
Syria is in a bind. With the best of Israeli armor in the Golan Heights, and the US firmly ensconsed in Iraq, they face their two worst (self made) enemies on two fronts.
I’d expect better behavior to come soon, except I’m not sure the nature of Syrian politics could stand the strain.