Lack of patience is a character flaw of George Bush that the US has paid for over and over again. In money, lives, and global power. Assad on the other hand, has the patience required for this region of the world. Russia and China are on the assent, while the US is in descent. Syria will smartly wait until Russia and China wage their proxy cold war in the middle east against the US before the make their move. Well after Bush is out of office, and US troops are out of Iraq. Israel shouldn't let Syria win in this war of patience. Israel should make peace with Syria now and deny Russian and China their chess piece in the upcoming proxy battles. Too bad the current Israeli leaders can't think their way out of a box, much less plan three steps ahead in a global strategic political battle. And neither can Bush.
Iraq calls Turkish assault on Kurdish militants a dangerous escalation (Reuters)
from the article: Bush: My patience with Syria's Assad 'ran out a long time ago'