But when faced with violence from two thugs--one much bigger and stronger than the other--which one do you take down first? ...Syria or Iran? Should you take the time and attention to strike the smaller, weaker one first?
Iran first. Syria will fold and surrender once "big brother" Iran crumbles.
My forecast is that we cross the border into Syria first. Iran will then see the writing on the wall and know it will be attacked next - and will preemptively flood the eastern borders with insurgents and cause havoc while we're stretched thin taking out Syrian insurgent camps.
Actually, I stole that forecast from a guy who's been astoundingly accurate with predictions that he gushed out in May 2005.