I can't believe it. I used to like John McCain but he lost me during the 2008 Presidential campaign. He lost me even further by advocating airstrikes in Libya, and now he wants us involved in Syria! I can understand that a potential strategic opportunity exists here in trying to reshape one of Iran's key allies into a actor contributing to regional stabilily instead of undermining it. But such an outcome from military action is far from certain. Follow this link to read an extremely well considered and well written response to the hawks by Gen Wesley Clark. Here's a preview that sums it up well:
"The most appropriate form of intervention is reportedly under study -- but it looks like almost any course of action will increase the violence, not reduce it. And who will be available in the skies and on the ground to help? How will a new government be formed, and how will Syria be managed until then?
What is needed right now is clear thinking, solid planning and a well-supported international strategy for the region, including Iran -- before we act."