Is Syria Next?

If the Bush administration is serious about its pre-emption doctrine and its effort to transform the Middle East, it would seem that the next logical step is to invade Syria. This is a country that has abused its citizens as much as Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, harbors terrorists (and now senior Iraqi leaders), is allegedly building weapons of mass destruction, and has subjugated neighboring Lebanon. I’m not in favor of a US military strike on Syria, but what’s the distinction between it and Iraq? It can’t just be the Iraqi oil reserves, can it?