They needed to do this early in the war if they were going to.
But we didn't want to do it. We probably hoped that more of the world would of jumped on board at the chance to reshape the future towards a more free world.
Instead the world became cowards. It was that miscalculation that led to the events that have come to past.
That's what I have been saying ever since we invaded Iraq, but no one in Washington seems to remember anything about that heavy truck traffic to Syria. I distinctly remember watching TV coverage of USAF air surveillance shots of long convoys of heavy military trucks heading out of eastern Iraq toward the Syrian border during the time when our forces were still advancing toward Baghdad. The TV commentator even mentioned the possibility that the trucks were hauling WMDs to Syria to hide them from American forces and keep them in the hands of Saddam's Syrian friends.
But in the aftermath of occupying Baghdad all those truck convoys seemed to have been forgotten. I have to wonder why the Bush administration doesn't even acknowledge that any of that ever happened. If Israel has to go into Syria some day to clean out that rat's nest, I have to believe they will discover that Saddam actually had the WMD stuff he was accused of having.